The main criticism I personally have always had of LeBron James is that he does not always speak the truth. By no means am I calling him a liar, but he often gives a safe, respectful answer in an effort to sidestep any controversy. That’s all well and good, and I would have no problem with it if this was the odd occurrence, but because of the saturation of LeBron in American sports media, it has become tiresome to me to see him responding to hatred, which fluctuates seemingly everyday, with the same bland response.
But it seems there is a limit to his tolerance, and that limit was the ever outspoken Kendrick Perkins.
Last week Blake Griffin Mozgoved Kendrick Perkins. If that sentence is gibberish to you then close this page now……ok my bosses telling me to tell you not to close this page now…….but at least consult your nearest NBA expert.
Most of you would have seen the play anyway. So, as we all did, LeBron headed to Twitter to react to the dunk, which came just a night after James jumped over an attempted box out from John Lucas and slammed a one handed alley oop. Kendrick Perkins took offense to LeBron’s tweet.
“Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6″
And you can see why. What a hideous display of class from LeBron James. Going off at a true superstar of this game, in Kendrick Perkins, who in no way deserved the disrespect LeBron James showed him. What a disgrace. Go and win some rings before you start tweeting.
Perkins had this to say;
“You don’t see Kobe tweeting. 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. I just feel (James) is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”
Kendrick Perkins shut the bleep up.
Seriously, that is just about the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. It’s the same bullshit that has been regurgitated by every LeBron James hating sheep in America and beyond.
I would love to pick a part every ridiculous thing Perkins said in his response, but I really don’t think I need to and I don’t think any of you want to read it.
James then reacted to Perkins’ stupidity.
“Did I call him out? I mean, did you read the tweet? Did I call him out? I can see why he felt embarrassed. I don’t think I was the only one to react to the unbelievable play by Blake and that’s what it was all about.
Now, if Kendrick Perkins dunked on somebody like that on the other end, I would have done the same thing. If Perkins dunked on Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan or whatever the case may be, it would be the same thing. That’s just my love for the game and connecting with my fans.
You could be watching cartoons with your kids and you don’t like it, you say, ‘Blame it on LeBron.’ If you go to the grocery store and they don’t have the milk that you like, you just say, ‘It’s LeBron’s fault.’
To me, that is ecstasy. That is gold.
When I personally play sport, I am a talker. I talk before the game, I talk during the game and I usually talk after it. I am that kind of personality. I have a short fuse, I react to just about everything and if someone comes at me I go right back at them.
LeBron is not that same person, you rarely see him yapping on the court, taking shots at players off it. He is largely respectful in that sense. So when he finally came back at Kendrick Perkins and to a more significant extent, America, I was absolutely loving it. I am frothing on those comments by LeBron.
He’s had enough of it. He’s finally cracked. He sat back and bore the hatred of the nation throughout all of last season without saying a word. He apologised several times, attempted to reach out to several of the people he let down, and none were having anything of it. The hatred still continues today, towards a guy that was a free agent and left a frigit, awful city for a holiday destination with no state tax and teammates he couldn’t dream of. He did not commit a crime, unlike other elite professional athletes, who attract the praise of the nation.
People keep complaining about LeBron being compared to Kobe and Michael, because he has no rings. But it is not us (his fans) that are doing this, it’s you (the haters). You keep bringing him up in the same sentence as the greats, trying to tell us why he is not them. We are not going out there every day saying he is the best player of all time, you keep bringing him up with that company, players are in a position in their careers to be considered as this.
Oh and the ring insult, just stop it. You make yourselves look like complete and utter idiots. Not too long ago Hugh Douglas (Former Philly Eagle and current ESPN NFL analyst) started crying on ESPN telling LeBron James to win rings because he was talking about the NFL. The guy clearly has no brain, so I let it pass, to an extent. Kendrick Perkins has now gone with the same line. LeBron james apparently has no right to react to a play like the rest of America did because he doesn’t have any rings. Oh ok, so then there is only a few hundred of the 400 million Americans that are allowed to talk about Blake Griffin’s dunk. There are maybe a thousand people in the world of the 9 billion that are allowed to say anything about it.
Seriously Kendrick Perkins shut your big mouth. What have you really done? You jumped on board the Big 3 express in Boston and rode it to one championship. You then went to Oklahoma City where we have seen your true value. You’ve done nothing. You’re not even close to being at the top of your position. You’re barely the fifth best player on your team.
I will stop myself here, before I do get drawn into reacting to every idiotic thing this cave troll muttered between chewing on a raw goat leg.
It is refreshing to see LeBron James show his human side.
America, it’s time you get over it. You all worshipped this guy just 3 years ago. Time to grow up.
Kendrick Perkins, well I think enough has been said.
Mordor is calling.