Center Kendrick Perkins is known for being a tough defensive presence for the Oklahoma City Thunder. From an offensive standpoint, he has largely been ineffective since undergoing knee surgery back in 2010.
The playoffs have especially been unkind to Perkins, who has shot a woeful 35 percent from the field in seven combined games. That’s pretty unacceptable from the five spot, no matter how little-involved you are in the offensive schemes.
The offensive struggle continued on Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies, as he shot just one-of-four from the field, including three turnovers. Former teammate Shaquille O’Neal took notice and decided to call him out on the matter:
What’s this about, you might ask? During Monday’s telecast on TNT, Perkins thought Shaq talked about himself a little too much on air, so he shared his complaint with the world:
The two are probably good acquaintances from sharing the same lockerroom once in Boston, so the “beef” should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
And just for fun-times sake: