Kendrick Perkins took Kevin Durant’s “sell-out” insult extremely personal.
Earlier this week, Perkins was pretty harsh with his criticism of Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who had been trying to get players to sit out the season.
Kendrick Perkins sends shots at Kyrie Irving and says he’s ‘confused’
“If you take Kyrie Irving’s brain and put it in a bird right now, guess what that bird is going to do? It’s going to fly backwards.”
(🎥 @GetUpESPN )
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 17, 2020
Judging by his deleted tweet, perk knows more. So maybe yall should chill until the entire story comes out. Kyrie mightve done some shit that hasnt come out yet. pic.twitter.com/NLRUC9pAJk
— tayö (@tayoshi2) June 17, 2020
Durant backed Kyrie and called his former teammate Perkins a “sell-out” on Instagram over his ESPN rant.
— theScore (@theScore) June 17, 2020
On Friday, an emotional Perkins went on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ and responded to KD by reminding his former teammate about the time they both cried inside a hotel room in 2011.
An emotional Kendrick Perkins responds to Kevin Durant calling him a sell out pic.twitter.com/4xmrC1sE5y
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 19, 2020
Let me remind you, the same sell-out that’s sitting right here, I remember this day like it was yesterday, May 8th 2011. Mother’s day, you and I in Memphis Tennessee, going through personal problems and guess what? You came to my room, we vented, we cried together, we cried some more, we didn’t leave that room until we confided in each other…so for you KD to call your brother a sell-out, c’mon dog, you know what my love is for you
Perkins was so emotional that he had to wipe away tears from his eyes during his appearance of ‘First Take’.
An emotional Kendrick Perkins wipes away tears after KD calls him a “sell out”
(🎥 ESPN) pic.twitter.com/UIuUHIe3Mm
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 19, 2020