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Kendrick Perkins Is Tired of Chris Webber ‘Hatin’ on Him, Uses the No Rings Defense

I was watching NBA TV Wednesday night and don’t recall Chris Webber saying anything out of line, but apparently he said something that aggravated Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

“I’m tired of Chris Webber hatin on me get a ring first and then I can respect ya comments other wise keep my name out of ya mouth,” Perkins wrote on Twitter after his team’s game.

As LBS contributor Shane Bagerdjian wrote at NBA Offseason.com, Webber’s criticism of Perkins dates back to early December. In a season preview of the Thunder, Webber said Perkins wasn’t a great fit for OKC because he’s not a good one-on-one defender. Here’s the video:

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David Kahn: Chris Webber’s a ‘Schmuck’

I guess it’s name-calling day. Earlier we told you about Glen Beck calling Brian Urlacher a neo-Nazi. Now, we get a continuance of the war of the words that has rapidly developed between Chris Webber and Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn. The latest jab was thrown by Kahn on KSTP radio in Minneapolis, when he called Webber a “schmuck”. Check out Kahn’s comments, courtesy of The Big Lead:

He’s kind of a schmuck, isn’t he? Methinks that he spent a lot of time on NBA TV with a former Timberwolves person and he seemed to come into the interview with an agenda. Tough questions are fine, but I felt like was a little defensive about some of the things.”

The comments were in response to the buzz that’s been created over an NBA TV interview during which Kahn compared Darko Milicic to Webber.  C-Web doesn’t seem to be a big fan of what Kahn has done for the Timberwolves as a franchise and I tend to agree with him, as evidenced by my opinion on the dealing of Al Jefferson.   I also can’t blame Webber for being miffed that a front office figure thinks Milicic is comparable to him as a player.

I don’t know about having an agenda, but it seems to me Webber has a legitimate beef.  Couple that with the fact that he has very little respect for Kahn as a GM, and I don’t think he needs any type of agenda to get defensive.  Something tells me C-Web will fire back.  Stay tuned.

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Timberwolves GM David Kahn Calls Chris Webber a Schmuck [The Big Lead]

Chris Webber-akalapolous?

This kind of flew under the radar over the weekend, but it’s so strange it definitely merits our attention. Not long ago I mentioned that Stephon Marbury was thinking about going to play ball in Italy when his Knicks contract expired. Similarly, former UCLA star J.R. Henderson became a Japanese citizen to compete on their national team. And now, via True Hoop, I’m hearing that Chris Webber is being courted to play ball in Greece:

Two sources familiar with the offer told ESPN.com that Olympiakos was offering a two-year deal that would net Webber between $10 million and $12 million, which would make him the highest-paid American player in Europe.

Webber has said he is leaning toward returning to the Detroit Pistons, although signing Webber prior to training camp, even for the veterans’ minimum, would have cap ramifications that the Pistons want to avoid. Webber is said to be comfortable with the idea of waiting at least a month or two for the Pistons’ roster issues to work themselves out, which would allow him to join them in midseason as he did in 2005-06.

How effing brilliant is that?! Here’s to C-Web’s big fat Greek offer, as Matt Watson dubbed it. Hope he likes fila dough and feta cheese, cuz he’ll be living large if he makes that move.