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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: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Half of you ppl on here are idiots, or from Cleveland.  You still are whinning about Lebron, get over it.  Name one NBA who ist out for self.  If you believe there is one player that is not self centered your Crazy!!!  Even the bench players think they are the greatest and want attention.  If you played sports you'll understand this.  They only talk that team crap in fromt of the media lol, when in back of their mind they're saying im the best freakin player in the  and Im the reason we won!!!  By the way Jordan and Kobe dont have twitter because they're too busy Tiger Wooding them hoes, just ask their wives. Twitter will get you caught up in some ole bull $&it.  But, you want to use them as models for the NBA player's behavior? C'MON MAN!!!




Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

WITH ALL DO RESPECT..........THAT WAS NOT A DUNK......HE SLAMMED THE BALL THRU THE NET BARELY NIPPPPPPPPING WITH HIS FINGER THE RIM......COME ON PEOPLE....WE ALL KNOW WHAT A DUNK IS!!!!!!!!!!!


Apparently we don't but if you could scream back a description, it would be appreciated.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

I think that Perkins needs to lighten up. I remember when DWade dunked over Varejao a couple years ago, and LeBron called it the dunk of the year. Maybe in a couple years, he will say that Perkins should be an All-Sta too.  LBJ is just a fan of the game and gets excited to watch big plays.  Everyone gets dunked on.  Champion players come with all different types of personalities.  LBJ isn't winning championships because of Twitter; It's because he keeps choking.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

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.

@Royce Young 

I think that was Perkins point. Kobe and Michael aren't tweeting because those are two examples of elite players showing more class than to post tweets about top plays. But hey, just a theory.

Don't be a smartazz, just be professional mmmkay?



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

WITH ALL DO RESPECT........THAT WAS NOT A DUNK........ HE SLAMMED THE BALL THRU THE NET BARELY  NIPPPPPPPING WITH HIS FINGER THE  RIM ......COME ON PEOPLE ....WE ALL KNOW WHAT  A DUNK IS!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

the heck with this self proclaimed king,overatted,selfish,attention wanting,blotch face,tryin to be jordan,wont win a chip,,,,,,plays when he wants too,,cry baby!!!!perk is soooo right...lebrons full of himself, and wants attention  and all eyes on him!!!to have that,,,you need to win 2 or 3 nba championships!!!the queen will get put in his place sooner or later!!



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:12 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

The Thunder LOST the game.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Heh, a tad vain?



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

No one mentions that Blake is pushing off...or at least pushing Perk down on his shoulder. You can even see Blake is clenching Perks jersey. Blake tends to extend his off arm on dunks on people.....thus pushing off.

And Perk hit the nail on the head. Lebron has won nothing, and just wants people to like him again like before he left Cleveland. He should just keep his mouth shut, and make sure his mom stays off the sauce and doesn't sleep with any of his team mates.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:05 pm
 

Perkins slams LeBron about his tweet on Griffin

Perk is 100% right here and at least he knows who he is ... He may be a bit rough around the edges at times .. his game has plenty of flaws .. he has a quick temper on the court at times .. but he's a guy that knows what his job is, and that's to defend.

LeWrong Blames is just a narcissistic, self-proclaimed "king" who hasn't accomplished anything in the NBA other than open his phat yap.   

Here's hoping Perk burries the Queen's ugly mug into the court.     
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