Report: Perkins fires back at Curry, Warriors
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 06, 2018 11:53 AM
Kendrick Perkins NBA file photo
Kendrick Perkins had some choice words for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
In an interview conducted by Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, the Cavaliers reserve center said, "I don't know why people keep wanting to pick battles this way.
"Might want to choose that [expletive] wisely, man, [rather] than [bleeping] with me. I don't think I'm the problem that they want, though, might want to pick another battle."
Perkins' words came in response to criticism from the Warriors for the big man's actions in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Curry heaved up a shot at the end of the third, and his momentum caused him to fall back into the Cavaliers' bench. The former two-time MVP bumped into Perkins who had his legs spread widely. Curry then had some choice words for Perkins before players separated the two.
Steph and Perk exchange words after the 3rd quarter 👀 pic.twitter.com/EavuItDi1C— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 4, 2018
Curry was upset that Perkins didn't move his legs out of the way pic.twitter.com/gCwhOygFS4— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 4, 2018
Afterwards, ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reported that "Multiple Golden State Warriors players...were disturbed by Kendrick Perkins' reluctance to move his knees and feet," for fear of an injury to Curry.
Perkins was a late addition to the Cavaliers team, after a stint with their G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. He played in just one game, a 15-minute outing against the New York Knicks on April 12 (PHL time), where he produced three points, a rebound, two assists, and a steal. The 13-year NBA veteran has yet to appear in a game this postseason and was in fact inactive in Game 2, wearing a suit when Curry bumped into him.