Kendrick Perkins Calls Himself A ‘Speaker Of Truth’ For Implying White NBA MVP Voters Are Racially Biased

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Kendrick Perkins isn’t backing down from his stance about white NBA MVP voters.

Last week, Perkins implied that Nikola Jokic was going to win his third straight NBA MVP because he was white.

On Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s First Take, JJ Redick went viral after slamming Perkins for his comments.

“It is an honor to be on this desk every day, but what we just witnessed is the problem with this show,” Redick said.

“Where we create narratives that do not exist in reality. The implication — what you are implying — that the white voters that vote on NBA are racist, that they favor white people. You just said that,”

Even Charles Barkley slammed Perkins over his take.

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“That’s asinine and silly,” Barkley said of Perkins’ take. “Asinine, silly and stupid. Pick one of the words, whatever one you want.”

“One of the things that’s silly about ESPN at times, they do this silly debate every year about the MVP, going back to even when I played,” Barkley continued. “They did it a lot with LeBron, which makes me laugh, too. Derrick Rose won it. He deserved it. Kevin Durant won it. He deserved it. It’s a regular season award.

It ain’t who the best player is. It’s who had the best regular season, but every year ESPN gets these fools on radio and TV to talk about who’s the best player…They have these silly things every year and it’s really just, that’s the silliness of these morning talk shows.”

Despite facing criticism, Perkins called himself a “speaker of truth” for starting the argument about racial bias in regard to Jokic.

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