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Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:54 am
Edited on: February 8, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Perkins didn't mind getting dunked on, he just didn't like the reaction. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

For almost 24 hours after Blake Griffin detonated a dunk over him, Kendrick Perkins trended worldwide on Twitter. Griffin's dunk changed Perkins' reputation from the tough guy in the paint to the guy that got posterized.

No bother to him though, he says. Via Yahoo! Sports:
"If I was in the same position, in the same rotation, I’m going to jump again and again and again,” Perkins told Yahoo! Sports. “I don’t care. A lot of people are afraid of humiliation or don’t know how to handle embarrassment or would even get embarrassed. I don’t care.

“I’m the same Perk you’re going to see. I’m still going to sign autographs the same way. I ain’t going to change. The people that move out the way and stuff are the people who have insecurity problems.

“That’s my job. How will my teammates look at me if next time I just back out the way and just let him dunk when I’m supposed to be defensive-minded, a shot-blocker? That would be a coward move on me. He’d just have to dunk on me again.”

One thing that did bother Perk though? LeBron James' reaction to Griffin's dunk. Specifically, his excited tweet about it that said, "Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6.” LeBron of course talking about his dunk over John Lucas III.

Said Perkins:
"You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins said. “You don’t see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you’re an elite player, plays like that don’t excite you. At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play.

“They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2. I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”

One thing to note: I think the reason you don't see Kobe or Michael Jordan tweeting is because they aren't on Twitter. Just a theory.

But Perk's sour grapes here about LeBron seems a bit petty to me. A lot of players tweeted about Griffin's dunk, including Chris Paul, Magic Johnson and Kevin Love. I do see Perk's point though in that the way LeBron's tweet was worded makes it seem like LeBron is a tad vain.

The Heat play the Thunder March 25. That game was already must-watch, but it's got another storyline with it now. I think LeBron might try to Mosgov and Lucas Perkins all that the same time.

Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

I see all the comments about how this is just two points in a game but a huge dunk like this is much more than that. It excites the players and fans and in turn shifts the momentum of the game for a perioid of time. Momentum gives players an edge over their opponants. They end up being a half of step faster while the momentum is in their favor due to hightened adrenalin. It happens in other sports as well. An exciting play (especially at home) can change the course of a game and lead a team to victory! 



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

It's two points in one game....that is about it.  See who finishes higher at the end of the year, the Thunder or the Clippers?  The Clippers won the game and in the short term that was all that mattered.



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Blake Griffin is an overrated basketball player.  He is a freak athlete for sure but until you can knock down an open 15ft jump shot too I am not impressed.  The last time I checked a dunk was worth 2pts just like a layup.  I'd rather have 10 other power forwards in the league before BG.



Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

" I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him." -Perk

Couldn't have said it better myself!



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

  detiger  right back at you  turd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

guess you  never  saw  mj on display 


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Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:46 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

I don't hate on LeBron at all.  For 3 quarters in a regular season, he is the best player in the league, period.  But when it really matters, in the 4th quarter, or in the playoffs, well we all know what happens then.  He turns into a scared little girl and passes the ball or chokes again and again and again.  Which is why he could never even hold MJ's jock, let alone be mentioned in the same sentence with him.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

ya and again like said before, they dont tweet because there not on twitter, 
if they were an avid twitter user, they would of probably tweeted.

 



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

lmao  sorry for the caps  man,,,,,,,,,,,come on man you know what  a dunk is.......

here is what a real dunk  is all about....  thats all i have to say 




Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

hard to dunk the ball when u get hacked.....but with ALL due respect u are a DB for drinkin so much hatorde!!   ur rep is a 0 so i do expect sh iit like this from a turd



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