For those just waking up from a coma, former OKC Thunder teammates Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Durant engaged in a highly entertaining online squabble that left both with hurt feelings.
What began as Perk claiming Russell Westbrook is “the best player to ever put on an Oklahoma City Thunder uniform” ended with him picking at the scab of Durant’s deepest insecurity: ring chasing.
Perk even called Durant jumping ship to the team who just beat him in the conference finals the “weakest move in NBA History.”
After the online fist fighting ceased, Kendrick Perkins made an appearance on Brian Scalabrine’s “Scal and Pals” show Friday morning to vent more.
“That was my whole point – why do you even care? First of all, you left that organization for dead,” Perkins said. “You thought when you left that organization that it would go to nothing. And Russell Westbrook kept that organization afloat … he never missed the playoffs … he always kept them in the middle of the hunt … he did what he was supposed to do … he won the MVP … he did all types of things.
“So, like I said, my whole argument wasn’t to shoot a slug at KD, my whole argument was to rightfully praise Russell Westbrook for what he deserves.”
Perkins didn’t walk back his most hurtful claim that Durant walking out on OKC to join the Warriors the “weakest move in NBA history.”
“I don’t have a filter,” he said. “So what I do, is I strike back. Boy, stop playing with me. You did the weakest move in NBA history, up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals and then you go join them the following season.”
Yeah, Perk, it was weak. But THE weakest?
As a Celtics fan, it pains me to do this but I have to enter into the conversation: “Paul Pierce Pretending To Resurrect From The Dead.”
What the fuck was that about?
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]