Giannis Antetokounmpo’s longtime girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger has apparently been keeping up with Kendrick Perkins’ hot takes about her boyfriend.
For the majority of the Bucks’ playoff run, the former NBA player turned ESPN personality dubbed Giannis “Robin” to Khris Middleton’s “Batman” because he felt Middleton was a better “closer.”
Kendrick Perkins really said Kris Middleton is Batman and Giannis was Rodman. He should be fired at 11:59pm tonight for such a asinine statement. SMH they hire anybody to do tv SMH‼️ pic.twitter.com/LpNY0qKDWD
— Verlain Betofe (@CoachVMAKASI) July 21, 2021
If Giannis happens to finish the mission and win a NBA Title along with a Finals MVP…I will issue a public apology like I did for Steph Curry until then…..Khris Middleton is still the Batman/Closer! Carry on… https://t.co/AL7Ffq7bBx
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) July 14, 2021
Perkins would later change his tune during the last two games of the NBA finals after Giannis put up historic numbers and his Middleton take made him look extremely dumb.
After Giannis dropped fifty points to lead the Bucks to an NBA championship, Riddlesprigger took to Twitter to mock Perkins by referencing his “carry on” catchphrase for his criticism of her boyfriend during the playoffs.
NBA CHAMPION and a 50 piece! CARRY ON… 💛💛
— Mariah Danae (@mariahdanae15) July 21, 2021
Giannis found his girlfriend’s Kendrick Perkins joke pretty funny.
As for Perk, he eventually got called out by his colleague Jalen Rose on Wednesday morning over his Giannis hot takes.