Our old friend Kendrick Perkins is having a helluva time stirring it up in the Western Conference Finals:
"Me and Tyson never got along. I'm serious," said Perkins, whom the Thunder acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Boston Celtics. "He don't like me, I don't like him and that's pretty much how it's been. Everybody always looks at me as kind of like a dirty player if you're on the opposite team, but he's just as dirty as anybody else."
The double technicals occurred after Perkins got in Chandler's face after a play. Chandler raised both arms in the air and said he did nothing to earn a T — the NBA rescinded it on Wednesday — but he understands that the officials wanted to make sure they kept control of the game.
"I have nothing against him," Chandler said of Perkins. "He won a championship with the Boston Celtics, and that's where I'm trying to take my team. I mean, I've got respect for him, what he was able to accomplish. But all the chippy stuff, the after-the-ball stuff, that's all nonsense and I'm not going to get involved with it."
Gotta love Perk flexing his muscles (and collecting techs). He doesn't care what color uniform he's wearing.
Good luck tonight against Dirk and the Mavs.
My preference for outcomes in the NBA Finals:
1. OKC wins
2. Dallas wins
3. Chicago wins
4. The lockout comes early
Editor's Note: By no means does this post infer that I believe Kendrick Perkins would have helped the Celtics beat the Miami Heat.