Earlier this week, Kendrick Perkins went viral over harsh criticism he had about Kyrie Irving who has been against the NBA trying to restart the season.
“No one is listening to Kyrie,” Perkins said on CBS Sports Radio Tuesday. “The NBA is going to continue. All he’s doing is causing unnecessary drama between the NBA brothers that we don’t need right now. Him lashing out is just making news and making a whole bunch of noise for nothing because the NBA season is going to happen.”
“Right now, all Kyrie is doing is just trying to throw a wrench in something, but he don’t have the power to do so,” Perkins said. “When you’re powerful, you actually move the needle. Kyrie is not moving the needle. All he’s doing is ruffling the feathers for no reason. The NBA is going to continue.”
Kevin Durant has never had a problem with calling Kendrick Perkins out on social media, and that trend continued when he called Perkins a “sell out” in the comments of an Instagram post that quoted some of Perkins’ comments about Irving.
On Friday, an emotional Perkins took to First Take and responded back to Kevin Durant.
“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.”