Kendrick Perkins talked with the Globe's Julian Benbow about his league leading 8 technical fouls. I read the article and I'm not really sure what the hell he's talking about.
"Yeah they fine me," said Perkins after practice yesterday, two days after a dunk, a yell, and a mix-up with Chris Bosh in Toronto earned him his eighth technical of the season, and a fine total of $9,500. "But I don't really see it like that. It ain't really putting a dent in my pocket."
So he's not deterred by the fines. I'm detecting an I-don't-give-a-shit attitude.
"This is what I'm trying to explain to y'all," he said. "I'm not trying to be out there getting techs. It's just something, you get caught up in the heat of the moment. It's something I can't control, but I'm not trying to get techs. I'm not trying to let them take a thousand dollars out my pockets every time."
Ok…now I get it. You can't control your emotions. So there's no hope for him? And on second thought, the wasted money seems to be bothering him.
"I'm going to change," he said. "But there's nothing I can do about it now. They already issued the techs out to me. It ain't like I can go get them back."
Wait. How can you change if it's something you can't control?