Kendrick Perkins talks the talk, walks the walk against Lakers
By Darnell Mayberry •
Modified: April 12, 2011 at 12:47 am •
Published: April 12, 2011
/articleid/3557679/1/pictures/1391575"> Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant, bottom, battles for a rebound against OKC’s Kendrick Perkins during the Thunder’s win on Sunday in Los Angeles. AP photo
And he flustered Bynum so much that the Lakers’ big man threw the ball in Perkins’ chest. Perkins didn’t budge. For his skirmish with Bryant, Perkins picked up his seventh technical foul since debuting with the Thunder on March 14.
“That’s a good number,” said Thabo Sefolosha.
Said Serge Ibaka: “That’s playoff mentality.”
Perkins explained his comments about Jackson and Gasol after the win over the Lakers.
“That was my opinion from the past battles that we’ve had in the past playoffs,” Perkins said. “It wasn’t nothing that I said out of character or was too crazy. I just spoke my mind in a way. The thing is you’ve just got to back it up.”
Perkins has done plenty of that, too.