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Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:57 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 11:01 pm
Posted by Royce Young

When someone calls someone else out through the media, typically things just go round and round for a while. And that's the cycle we're caught in with the Kendrick Perkins - LeBron James beef. Perkins called out LeBron, LeBron responded and now Perkins is responding to LeBron's response.

But some were a little bit confused as to why Perkins singled out LeBron for his tweet about the Blake Griffin dunk. Perkins went on Jim Rome today and explained himself further.

"I got a lot of respect for him, no doubt," Perkins began with. But then he explained himself a little.

"It happened, let it be," said Perkins. "If it was on the other foot, I definitely wouldn't be tweeting it from another team. I'm not about to tweet, 'Oh, JaVale McGee just dunked on such and such. Oh wow.' Nah, I'm not on that. Because me personally, if you don't bleed OKC or aren't a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder I don't really care what kind of highlights you got."

LeBron responded yesterday to Perkins' initial criticism by saying, "From day one, that's why I got to Twitter, to connect to my fans. I would never apologize for anything like that when I’m connecting with my fans.

"I can see why he may have felt embarrassed," he said. "I don’t think I was the only one that reacted to that unbelievable play by Blake, and that's what it was all about, me acknowledging how great of a play it was. If Kendrick Perkins had dunked on somebody else on the other end, I would have done the same thing.

Perkins though said he wasn't embarrassed at all by the play even confessed that he's watch it "over and over again on YouTube" and said when his kids are older that he'll probably show it to them. But he sees the dunk and the tweeting as two separate things.

Rome asked Perkins if it was really just a "keep my name out of your mouth" type of thing.

"Yeah basically. Just do your job. Worry about the Heat," Perkins said.

Perkins said the Thunder have a mentalilty of "all we have is each other" and that they want to beat other guys, not get excited about what they do.

"You'll never see any of our guys tweeting about any highlights from anybody else from around the league because we don't care," he said. "So we really don't care about what you're doing."

But for real now guys, let's just let this thing die.

Via Thunder Rumblings

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Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:52 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron


Your statement does not make sense. Lebron praised Griffin for the dunk without being asked about it, how does that make him jealous?

He gave props to another player and that is it. Lebron's jaw probably hit the floor when he saw the dunk, just like many. No hatred, no antisportsmanship, just a tweet. Get over it.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:09 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

haha. lebrons dunk the other night where he caught an ally oop from wade. while catcing the ball and dunking he also jumped right over the defender. so ya i guess he was jealous. all he was doing was stating the obvious. it was a great play griffin made. thats it.
why all the hositlity over two great plays from this season?

Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:57 am

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

You really are not a very smart or rational individual. Lebron, the previous day, jumped over another NBA player, caught the ball and dunked and he's jealous of Blake's dunk. There have been better dunks, even better dunks on Perkins (see Wade 2 handed last season).  Just shut up. Lebron will get attention regardless.

Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:06 am

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

It is ridiculous that Lebron is getting attention for someone else's dunk. I just think Lebron was really jealous of Blake so he had to tweet about it and steal the spotlight. He's the biggest douche of the NBA.

Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:52 am

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

Perk got it right to the first time. Lebron could have said "Best Dunk of the Year" and shut up. It's when he said I guess #6 is number 2 now. No, MJ nor KB would have nor are tweeting about their dunks. He made the tweet because of his fans? I'm old school (56) and come from an era where players went out played the game to win and not to "have fun". I guess Bird was right. If he wanted a player to play with to win it would be KB, but if he wanted a player to play with to have fun with then it's LBJ.

Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:44 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

Perkins was just trying to state the obvious, Queen James is a douchbag.   Next time just say it, eventhough we all know it. 

Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:54 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

So Durant and his 20,000 tweets never mentions anyone else in the NBA? Perk is a shell of what he was in Boston and he needs to get over a tweet when a load of other star players said the exact same thing. He's lucky Nazr Mohammad's corpse hasn't taken his starting spot (6.4 PER for Perk)

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:20 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

I think Perk was embarrassed by it. Who got the most attention for the tweet? he took a shot at him.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:17 pm

Perkins talks about why he slammed LeBron

I don't  get why you think he's a moron and a fool. Is it because he accepted an interview with Rome?

You better believe Perkins embraces the villain role. It's James who is not comfortable with it. 

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