Kendrick Perkins is 38 but it’s been almost five years since he left the NBA court where he A center with dirty work and little talent, a heavy and defensive 2.08 which became important in the celtics big Three Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen. He suffered a serious knee injury in the sixth game of the 2010 Finals against the 2008 champions, the Lakers. he didn’t play seventhAnd his absence was considered by some to be a very important factor in the dominance of the Lakers, who won that pivotal game in LA, and went on to win the title in an agonizing way.
In February 2011, he was traded to the Thunder, who were looking for a rocky interior to solidify a project that would lead to another big three in the 2012 Finals: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh. played against. , Perkins playing at age 27 anchor in the inner and experienced A team that saw the rise of Kevin Durant (23), Russell Westbrook (22), James Harden (22) and Serge Ibaka (21), Later, Perkins moved through the Cavaliers and Pelicans and retired with 782 regular season games played and averages of 5.4 points 5.8 rebounds. In franchise contracts, he earned only $57 million and now works as an analyst. ESPN,
He’s getting used to this new role Leave a controversial opinion to seek contrast and generate debate. But sometimes Perkins goes too far. And that was certainly the case when, in talking about the OKC Thunder team that disbanded without ever winning a title, he questioned Serge Ibaka’s age: “Kevin Durant is only 23, Westbrook 22, Harden 22, and Ibaka 21. Well, Ibaka was probably 30 years old at that time. We already know how some people lie about their age…,
Congolese origin and Spanish nationality (Won a European gold and an Olympic silver with the national team), Serge Ibaka (now 33) was 24 of the 2008 draft and after one season in L’Hospitalet in 2009 and one season in Manresa (2008–09) made the jump to the NBA with the Thunder. to Spain (later he Public Commissioner 2011 at Real Madrid) came from France, where he came to play in the Second Division in 2007, at the age of 17. In the NBA, he has been a champion with the Toronto Raptors (2019), after failing to do so in his seven years with the Thunder. He’s also played for the Magic and Clippers and is now looking for a second title with the Bucks, where he already has a veteran role in the inside rotation (4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game).
Ibaka has been Very harsh in his response to Kendrick Perkins via social media,
the forward force has assumed In such a serious matter, it was proper to get involved and respond in the way he thought fit. To the ugly accusations of her locker room partner in Oklahoma City: “Hey, Kendrick Perkins, I usually focus on the good stuff and don’t get caught up in what’s being said about me. But it is a matter of great disappointment for me that the person with whom I shared the dressing room spreads things that are not relevant on television and social networks. You can talk about my game, if I don’t do well, I will never feel bad. But what is not acceptable is to escalate without any reason. It is an insult to me, and I think to many Africans who have had to face such baseless accusations. When I was in OKC, if I was 30, what am I now… 45? The only truth is that I have never lied about my age and I have worked very hard every day without cheating or cheating and without ever getting suspended. Everyone in the NBA knows that’s the case. You cheated and you didn’t respect our game. While I’m disappointed, I’m not surprised that something like this would come out of someone who got his current job by breaking the dress code and spreading lies about two former teammates and brothers like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. When KD had a bad day, you used to criticize him from behind. When Russ played bad, you picked on him. You were not the benchmark in the locker room and you behave in the same way in the media. I understand everyone has to have a job and earn money to support their family, but you are living proof that not everyone does it with class and dignity. You’ve gone too far this time and I could say a lot more about you, but I’m not that kind of person.,
Perkins has also responded on social media.And he has done so by threatening to reveal more about Serge Ibaka: “Are you talking about spreading lies? Please don’t get me started, man. Please do not do it. I don’t want to talk about those OKC days and what you were doing in that locker room. I don’t want to… but you have to stop ’cause you know what I know,