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Kendrick Perkins got left out again by his teammates

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Poor Kendrick Perkins. For whatever reason, the Oklahoma City Thunder just don’t seem to like hanging out with their veteran center. Earlier this year, several members of the Thunder hung out together and posted a photo on Instagram. Perkins commented on the photo about everything doing stuff together and not hitting him up. It happened again over the weekend.

Even more Thunder players got together this time for what appeared to be some sort of charity event. A bunch of people started commenting and asking where Perkins was, and as you can see Hasheem Thabeet even taunted him in the comments section. Perk then created this meme of himself.

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If this is a running joke the Thunder have going, it’s a great one. If not, it sucks to be Perkins.

Kendrick Perkins was bummed his teammates didn’t invite him to hang out

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Earlier this week, several members of the Oklahoma City Thunder got together to hang out. Players have their own lives and don’t alway spend their free time together, but some guys on the team hang out with certain teammates more often than others. We assumed this wasn’t really an issue for professional athletes until we saw a very sad comment from Kendrick Perkins.

On Monday, Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet posted a photo on Instagram of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and some other OKC players kicking it outside of work. Then, Deadspin noticed the following comment under the photo:

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I thought this team always supported each other? Several Thunder players got Perkins’ back when he kicked Joakim Noah out of their locker room last month, but they can’t even hit him up when they’re hanging out together? Poor Perk.

Kendrick Perkins told Joakim Noah ‘get your ass up outta’ Thunder locker room

Joakim NoahFollowing the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 107-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, Joakim Noah wandered his way into the home team’s locker room. Noah was visiting with former Bulls teammate Thabo Sefolosha, and Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins enough of a problem with it to voice his displeasure.

Sefolosha had apparently gone over to the visitors locker room to chat with his former team and Noah followed him back to the Thunder locker room. According to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Perkins spotted Noah and the following exchange took place:

Perkins: They just let anybody in the locker room?
Noah: C,mon man.
Perkins: I’m just asking though.
Noah: C’mon man.
Perkins: Just let anybody in the locker room now?
Noah: You want me to wait outside?
Perkins: I’m just saying though.
Noah: If you want me to wait outside, I’ll wait outside.
Perkins: Get your ass up outta here.
Noah: Aight.

Team officials and security then quickly moved in to make sure there wasn’t an issue. Once outside the locker room, Noah and Perkins reportedly exchanged a few more words before heading their separate ways. Royce Young of DailyThunder.com added that most of the Thunder players sided with Perkins and seemed irritated that Sefolosha brought Noah into the locker room.

It is also worth noting that Perk already has some sort of existing issue with Noah. He doesn’t seem to like him. Just before the exchange took place, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman was chatting with Perkins.

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Kendrick Perkins sold his dog on Twitter

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Kendrick Perkins recently said goodbye to a member of his family, and he used the power of socially media to find him a new home. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma City Thunder center posted several pictures of his dog on Twitter and asked his followers if anyone would like to purchase the English bulldog for $1,500 or best offer.

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Kendrick Perkins says Thunder aren’t stressed, tweets picture of Celtics ring

kendrick-perkins-kevin-durantThe Oklahoma City Thunder are heading in the wrong direction since Russell Westbrook went down with a knee injury. After putting the Houston Rockets in a 3-0 hole, the Thunder now find themselves preparing for Game 6 on the road. Kendrick Perkins is not concerned.

No team has ever come back to win an NBA playoff series after being down 0-3, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation. Some people feel as though the Thunder could be in trouble now that they have to adjust on the fly without their floor general, and there is certainly some truth to that. However, Perkins wanted his nearly 50,000 Twitter followers to know that the team is not panicking. He just had an interesting way of showing it.

That’s great, but that would be a Boston Celtics championship ring. Perkins may have championship experience, but he is not going to carry the team to an NBA title. In my opinion, tweeting a picture of a Celtics ring doesn’t exactly help him prove his point.

H/T Black Sports Online

Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook are divas

Kendrick-Perkins-Russell-Westbrook-ThunderKendrick Perkins has been in the NBA for 10 seasons and has been lucky to play with two of the top point guards in the league. Perkins and Rajon Rondo were teammates on the Boston Celtics for 4.5 seasons, and they became close friends during their time together. After Perk was traded to Oklahoma City, he became teammates with Russell Westbrook.

Perkins says Rondo and Westbrook have more in common than just being All-Star point guards.

“They definitely different [from other point guards],” Perkins told ESPN’s Justin Verrier. “They both some divas. In a good way though.”

Perkins may have said he meant that in a good way, but is there any way to consider calling someone a diva a good thing? “Diva” has a negative connotation no matter what. Additionally, Perkins has seemingly been critical of Westbrook in the past, so this comment won’t help appearances.

As for Westbrook’s overall development, another Thunder player gave a more positive review.

“In training camp [Westbrook] was great,” Nick Collison told Verrier. “He came in this year another year older, another year wiser and more comfortable I think with himself.

“He’s showing a lot of leadership. A lot of things people don’t see; he’s grown up a lot. The way he’s grown, the way Kevin’s grown, it’s helped us adjust from the trade and be able to kind of keep going. They deserve a lot of credit for the way they’ve stepped up as leaders.”

Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the Thunder to the NBA Finals last year, and they have led the Thunder to the best record in the NBA this season. Based on the way he dresses, it’s easy to see why someone would call Westbrook a diva. But it’s hard to criticize the way he plays on the court.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk

Kendrick Perkins makes Shaqtin’ a Fool, calls himself a bonehead for awful pass

Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins’ awful fastbreak pass attempt last Friday was so bad it landed him a spot on TNT’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” Thursday, but luckily the big man has a good sense of humor about it.

kendrick perkinsGood thing he can laugh about it, because you don’t want to see Perk when he’s angry. The best part of his “Tragic Johnson” pass was when he yelled at the referee as if he missed a foul call. So great.

The entire “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment was pretty fantastic. We highly recommend you watch the full thing, especially Kevin McHale’s reaction to Greg Smith tying his shoe in the paint to draw a three-second violation.

H/T CJ Fogler