All anyone is talking about on the basketball blogs this morning is Blake Griffin's posterization of Kendrick Perkins last night. And deservedly so. It was easily the best dunk of the NBA season so far and everyone from Lil Wayne to LeBron James tweeted about how great it was when it happened last night. However, when we woke up this morning, we couldn't help but wonder: What did Perkins think about the dunk? So, we were glad to see that reporters got a hold of him in Los Angeles after the Clippers thrashing of the Thunder and talked to him about what it was like to be involved in the play. He had a pretty positive outlook on things, too, all things considered.
"It happens," Perkins said. "At the end of the day, if you're a shot blocker, you're going to get dunked on. It was a great play that he made. Obviously, I wish I wasn't in it, but it was a great play that he made."
To his credit, he also shrugged off the suggestion that Griffin had committed a foul on the play. "Our defensive coverage had broken down," he said, "and that's what it was."
We've gotta admit: We wouldn't trade lives with Perkins for anything right now. That play is going to get shown over and over and over today, tomorrow, and for weeks to come. But we're glad he didn't make things worse for himself by going off on reporters or refusing to talk about the dunk. He clearly realizes that he isn't Blake Griffin's first victim—and he won't be his last. And, like he said: It happens. So, all jokes aside, kudos to you, Kendrick. You reacted with a lot of professionalism. But we'd still advise you to stay far, far away from the blogs today, okay?
[via Pro Basketball Talk]
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