Kendrick Perkins Rips LeBron James For Tweeting About Blake Griffin's Dunk

Wednesday February 8th, 2012

After his Earth-shaking dunk last week over Kendrick Perkins, Blake Griffin drew near-universal praise for his athletic prowess, and with good reason. Even LeBron James, perhaps the early leader in the clubhouse for "Dunker of the Year," had to show some love for the L.A. Clippers' star.

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But only one guy had a negative thing to say, and unsurprisingly it was Perkins, the Oklahoma City Thunder center victimized by the epic slam. Perk ripped into LeBron for celebrating Griffin, pulling no punches in an interview with Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports.

“You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins said. “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.”

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