This beef never seems to cease.
Where do we start? Kendrick Perkins, player turned analyst, has been offering up strong takes of criticism on Kyrie Irving’s unique stance against NBA players resuming next month.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 17, 2020
Perkins isn’t the only one that has a problem with Irving’s methods. Stephen A. Smith has ranted all week on his disapproval of Irving’s rhetoric, especially since it’s apparently opposed to the views of other NBA executive committee members (Irving is the vice president on the NBPA Executive comittee).
Perkins continued to blow off some steam on twitter later.
Excuse my last tweet…but I really took it light on Kyrie today because I really could Expose the “Cupcake” BS that he’s really doing behind those phone conversations!!! Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 17, 2020
Big Perk’s take, however, did not bode very well with Kevin Durant, Irving’s new teammate.
KD calls Kendrick Perkins a “sell out” on Instagram and then retweets a video of Perkins airballing a jumper 🍿 pic.twitter.com/q2MOgT7PvA
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 17, 2020
Durant, seemingly annoyed by Perkins, called the analyst a “sell out” on Instagram and retweeted a video in which Perkins shot an air-ball in a game. The cold war has been waging for over a year now, and there does not seem to be an end in sight, although Perkins swore he wouldn’t attack KD anymore after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant hit him.
Just wanted to tell you I Love you my brother and whatever I did to hurt you I’m sorry bro and hope you forgive me!!! I love you bro real Talk! @KDTrey5
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 26, 2020
We’ll see if Perkins can stay true to his word.