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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: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:28 am
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Where as Jordan and others felt that 2nd place was the first loser,,, Lebron just wants to be mentioned with the best in his life....  By the way nice 12th place trophy focker.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

The Lebron tweet wasn't about embarrassing Perkins. It was about promoting Lebron. I received at least five e-mails from different people about the Griffin dunk the next day. Nobody said anything or cared about this Lebron dunk that Lebron is talking about. Lebron is trying to promote his own dunk which was buried in the publicity surrounding Griffin's. Obviously it worked, and more people viewed Lebron's dunk as a result of Lebron hyping himself. However, I think (hope?) this sort of behavior is a net loss for Lebron. While Lebron is getting the attention and eyeballs that he wants for himself, people are, at the same time, seeing him more as the conceited, attention-whoring figure that he is. My advice to Lebron if he decides to continue his self-promoting ways: get someone else to do it for you, you fool.



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Tell me the last time Kobe hit a game winner in a playoff game?

I can only remember one but I can only remember 2 for Jordan.

He goes 1-10 and when he makes the last one, every says how clutch he is.

Technically that's what clutch means.

He isn't half the player Lebron is.

Not sure if you understand the math behind this statement but either way it's funny.  Kobe Bryant is not half the player Lebron is?  That's scary right there.

Kobe wins rings cause he plays in LA.

Yep and L.A. wins rings cause Kobe plays in L.A.

All Lebron did was give props to Griffin.  Personally I thought Lebron's dunk was better..but both were sweet.

I could tell by your opening statements that you are pro-Lebron, and that's not a bad thing, he is fantastic.  But you don't think it's totally self absorbed to at the same time congratulating someone, you mention yourself?  The same guy has a 6 inch letter tatoo on his upper back that says Chosen 1.  And you thought Lebron's dunk was better?  That's another scary one right there.  It's ok to back a player, but when it blinds you it's time to take a step back.




Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Tell me the last time Kobe hit a game winner in a playoff game?  And tell me how many misses he had just before that shot.  He goes 1-10 and when he makes the last one, every says how clutch he is.  Kobe wins rings cause he plays in LA.  Period.  He isn't half the player Lebron is.

Perkins apparently does care about being embarrassed...and this article proves his own vanity.  Kid needs to grow up a bit.  You got posterized by a great dunker...time to move on about it.  If he truly didn't care, he'd laugh it off.  Not what happened.

All Lebron did was give props to Griffin.  Personally I thought Lebron's dunk was better..but both were sweet.

Entertainment means someone has got to be the poster.  Sorry Perkins.  LOL



LuciaJobs
Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:40 pm
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Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:34 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

LeWanna "Championship" James will never win a championship. Doesn't matter who's on his squad. Maybe, just maybe if he grows up he'll get to be an announcer and can be on TV while others keep winning championships like Kobe. I'm not a Kobe fan but the man does win championships. He hits the game winners, not like LaWanna......Go Knicks!



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Nothing petty about it. James is a punk that doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence with Jorden or Bryant. He is an uneducated drop out that can play basketball. Still a punk and that may or may not change over time. Who cares? It's basketball afterall. 



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:51 am
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Count me in as being sick of this new "Tweet" world. Players just need to shut up and play. These Tweet debates or Tweet war of words are really boring and a waste of time and not worth all the attention they generate. Why does everyone in Tweet World (referencing atheletes, pop culture celebrities) seem to think that the whole world gives a dam about what they think about anything. Then the media makes stories out of Tweets and calls that news...as in Rob Lowes Tweet that P. Manning was retiring. The whole Tweek world is a crock of (sh)twit.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:49 am
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Lebron, is very talented but he is quite the pre madonna.  Every little word said bothers him, and I have said this from the beginning and its not always true for each player but in his case he was always talented enough to go pro out of high school but what college would have taught him (even just a year or 2) is a maturity level in dealing with things off the court and how to be a team player.  Those are the qualities that will always haunt James.  I played college athletics and learned alot of things off the field that I have carried with me to this day, mostly how to deal with people, success, failure and critisism, Lebron never learned those lessons and it is sad.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:28 am
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

jibberish..get a lifeYell


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