Something was sounding real fishy on First Take this morning.
On Monday, a clip of Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins surfaced online that had people talking because it sounded like someone was moaning in the background. The below clip shows Smith and Perkins discussing the Dallas Mavericks sitting players as opposed to fighting for a playoff spot.
A Twitter user pointed out that it sounded like a producer was moaning on the mic.
“Dude I was watching First Take and I’m pretty sure the producer left his mic on for this segment you can literally hear him the whole time,” the clip was captioned, and for good reason. As heard in the below video, someone was breathing very loud while Smith and Perkins debated about Luka Doncic.
He then posted a second clip, but someone pointed out that it sounded like it was Kendrick Perkins breathing.
“Yo that’s Perk,” they wrote. “He always breathing like that.”
It didn’t take long before Perkins caught wind of the video, so he jumped online and revealed that he is battling the flu.
“That I’m working while battling the Flu?!” Perkins tweeted. “Some people take days off…not me!”
As long as we got down to what the cause was, because it appeared at first that someone was doing something naughty and forgot to turn off the sound.
As for as Dallas goes, the Mavs finished 38-44 and 11th in the Western Conference — the franchise’s first losing season since Luka Doncic’s rookie year in 2017-18. This comes on the heels of them making a blockbuster midseason trade to acquire All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.
Dallas went 7-18 in the final two months of the season to fall from fourth place in the West standings to out of the postseason picture completely. Despite having a chance to get into the play-in tournament, the team opted to sit several starters and key players the last two games — including Friday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, which eliminated Dallas from play-in contention.
By losing the last two games, the Mavs finished with the 10th-best lottery odds, an important development with Dallas owing the New York Knicks a top-10-protected pick.
Because of that, the NBA is investigating the Mavs’ “roster decisions and game conduct” against the Bulls.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.