LeBron James not apologizing to Kendrick Perkins for tweet about dunk
When Blake Griffin posterized Kendrick Perkins last week with one of the dunks of the year, LeBron James felt the need to tweet about it. As we found out earlier in the week, the tweet annoyed Perkins a great deal. Despite the fact that Perk ripped LeBron and said players like Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan would never do something like that, LeBron offered no apologies when asked about it on Wednesday.
“From day one, that’s why I got to Twitter, to connect to my fans,”James told the South Florida Sun Sentinel according to FoxSports.com. “I would never apologize for anything like that when I’m connecting with my fans.
“I can see why he may have felt embarrassed. (But) I don’t think I was the only one that reacted to that unbelievable play by Blake, and that’s what it was all about, me acknowledging how great of a play it was. If Kendrick Perkins had dunked on somebody else on the other end, I would have done the same thing.”
The tweet wasn’t exactly the end of the world, but there are plenty of other ways to connect with your fans than by showing up a fellow player. When someone gets dunked on, there is going to be plenty of stuff all over Twitter from fans and analysts. Heck, even T-shirts start being printed. Other players around the league don’t have to add to the embarrassment — especially the superstars.