Kendrick Perkins rips Kyrie Kyrie Irving after 'clusterf---' comment
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Kendrick Perkins called Kyrie Irving "a confused brother" after the star guard said the Dallas Mavericks were in a "clusterf---." When the Mavericks traded for Irving prior to the trade deadline, they were the sixth team in the West.
Now, the Mavericks own a 37-40 record and they are one spot outside the play-in tournament. After the Mavericks suffered a 116-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Irving admitted the Mavericks weren't in the position they were hoping to be when he arrived.
Perkins rips Irving
“First of all, listening to Kyrie Irving, I see a brother that’s confused. When it comes to his basketball knowledge, when it comes to his decision-making, he’s horrible. Let’s go all the way back to his time in Cleveland.
You were in Cleveland with Lebron James. You went to multiple finals, you won a championship there. And you forced your way out. Then all of a sudden you get to Boston. You promised Celtics fans that you were gonna be there. You had an opportunity to actually grow and play with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
You bounced on them. Then you persuade KD to come to Brooklyn and join you, your best friend. And then all of a sudden, you’re in a position in Brooklyn, they fire Steve Nash, hire Jacque Vaughn.You have everything in the world with you, the team is moving in the right direction, KD’s balling, you’re balling and you have one of the best records in the league.
All of a sudden you don’t even tell your so-called best friend Kevin Durant, that you want out. You request a trade, get to Dallas and now you’re here," Perkins said on ESPN's First Take. Even though the Mavericks are currently out of the play-in tournament, they still have a good shot at making the postseason.
The New Orleans Pelicans - who are the seventh team in the West - own a 39-38 record. In their next game, the Mavericks are playing the Miami Heat on the road.