Kendrick Perkins Slams LeBron For Dunk Tweet, Thinks He Tweets For Attention!
Rucuss staffFebruary 8, 2012
Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was a part of one of the greatest dunks in history, according to many players, sports analysts and fans of the NBA.
But unfortunately for Perkins he wasn’t the one doing the dunking. Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin dunked (or threw the ball in depending on who you ask) over Perkins during a play when the two teams faced off on Jan. 30. It was played continuously on sports networks and Perkins and Griffin were trending for consecutive days on Twitter.
Perkins was not concerned with the embarrassment following the dunk. He admits if Griffin challenges him again, he doesn’t plan to run for cover. But he did have a problem with Lebron James who posted about the dunk on Twitter.
While many players tweeted about the dunk, Perkins felt that Lebron was going overboard.
“You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins told Yahoo Sports. “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.
“It’s part of the game. If you are a shot-blocker, you don’t pick and choose when you are going to jump with somebody or when you are going to rotate. You’re not going to lose no friends about it. You might get talked about. But who cares at the end of the day.”
Perkins, who had a Twitter account for a week, may have some underlying issues with James. One of his issues could be that James proclaimed he had the best dunk up to that point, despite not competing in a All-Star dunk contest ever. NBA greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have all competed and won one.
If you missed the dunk, check it out below.
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