Kendrick Perkins takes issue with Lebron James’ tweets


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Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins isn’t complaining about being dunked on, or even being tweeted about being dunked on. However, LeBron James’ Twitter reaction, which resembled that of a 13 year old, to Blake Griffin’s posterizing Perkins offended the Thunder big man.

But what would you expect from a man who named his Twitter account “King James?” In his defense, his Twitter background is tastefully dedicated to his fans, not himself.

There was a lot of reaction on Twitter to Griffin dunking on Perkins, including James.


“Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6,” James tweeted, apparently referring to his own dunk the day before over Chicago Bulls point guard John Lucas III being relegated behind Griffin’s poster-quality jam.

Perkins told Yahoo! Sports that he didn’t appreciate that.

“You don’t see Kobe (Bryant) tweeting,” Perkins said, according to the report. “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,” Perkins added, according to the report. “I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”

Kendrick seems to be the bigger man, and taking this with more professionalism. “The King” really should be “acting like you’ve been there before” and I agree with Perkins, this is truly a ploy for media attention by #6. But here I am giving it to him!

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