Former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins has quickly become one of the shining stars of ESPN. Making regular appearances on Sports Center, First Take, and “The Jump,” the loveable big man has never been afraid to voice his more controversial opinions.
In the case of Giannis Antetokoumpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, Perk has been adamant over the past few weeks that the Greek Freak is more of a sidekick than the main superstar.
He also called Milwaukee the “dumbest” team in Finals history.
Those are takes that Perk has proclaimed quite loudly, which is unfortunate given how the NBA Finals ended.
And now that Giannis is the Finals MVP, his fellow analyst Jalen Rose let him have it on “Get Up!”
“You know what happens, Greeny? Young folks like this that been doing this job for five years, they get one or two things right they get one or two catchphrases and they come over here with their Dr. Seuss lines, wearing their 80s pastor’s suits and think all of their takes are gonna be hot. So let me tell you a couple of things I heard Perk say about this series.
Didn’t he just slander coach Bud the entire year about not making adjustments? Hey perk, the number one adjustment this year was giving the ball to Middleton the last couple of minutes in a game. Jrue Holiday isn’t the best two-way player in the NBA. Last night, you saw the best two play player in the NBA: that’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. And, Khris Middleton is not ‘that man,’ that happens to be the Greek Freak. Don’t try to flip it and say ‘now he’s superman.'”
The look on Perkins’ face really says it all. While he got no enjoyment out of Rose’s soliloquy, he knew it was coming. Instead of trying to fight back, he just sat there and took the heat
But at least he’s willing to admit his mistake, right?