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Kendrick Perkins Accuses LeBron James of Stealing Kyrie Irving’s Spotlight- “This is not about you! Your team is at home”

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Kendrick Perkins Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst took aim at LeBron James. The reason? James had praised his former teammate, Kyrie Irving, who is now part of the dynamic duo leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. Perkins accused James of “weaseling his way into somebody else’s moment,” sparking controversy and debate among basketball fans.

The specific tweet in question reads:

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“Here we go again, Bron weaseling his way into somebody else’s moment…This is not about you! Your team is at home. This is about the Mavs and the Celtics, but yet you’re so mad and disappointed that you’re not Kyrie Irving’s running mate anymore. Here we go again.” Kendrick Perkins Stated.

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In this strongly worded tweet, Perkins accuses James of attempting to overshadow Irving’s achievements in the playoffs. He criticizes the timing of James’ comments, insinuating that they are fueled by disappointment over their severed championship aspirations.

The Background

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were teammates for three years in Cleveland, playing pivotal roles in the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship victory. Despite Irving eventually wanting out and getting traded to the Celtics, the two remained close. Rumors of a potential reunion persisted over the years, but it never materialized.

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LeBron’s Comments

 

On the “Mind the Game” podcast, LeBron James expressed pride in Irving’s growth and called him “the most gifted player the NBA’s ever seen.” He also lamented that they were no longer teammates. While James’ comments were likely well-intentioned, they rubbed Kendrick Perkins the wrong way.

Kendrick Perkins’ Reaction

 

Perkins didn’t hold back. He criticized James for inserting himself into Irving’s moment, emphasizing that the focus should be on the Mavericks and the Celtics. Perkins tweeted, “Here we go again, Bron weaseling his way into somebody else’s moment. This is not about you. Your team is at home. But yet, you’re so mad and disappointed that you’re not Kyrie Irving’s running mate anymore.”

The Controversy

Perkins’ comments sparked a heated discussion among fans. Some defended LeBron, arguing that he was merely expressing admiration for Irving’s talent. Others agreed with Perkins, believing that James should let the spotlight shine on the current NBA Finals contenders.

 

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