Kyrie Irving makes Kendrick Perkins want to throw up
Kendrick Perkins took aim at Kyrie Irving on Tuesday night.
Perkins, who played for the Boston Celtics from 2003-2011, joined Brian Scalabrine and Mike Gorman on the call for Tuesday night’s Celtics game against the Houston Rockets. Late in the second quarter of the game, Perkins was praising Celtics fans, and that led him to take a shot at Irving.
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“Do you hear these chants right now?” Perkins asked, impressed because the game was in Houston. “And Kyrie Irving didn’t want to play for this franchise. Every time I think of that guy I want to throw up!”
Irving was with the Cavaliers from 2011-2017 and then forced a trade to Boston. He got hurt and the team reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals without him. Despite their success without him, he became bossy the following season, which ended up a disaster. Irving then left for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency over the summer.
Irving is an easy target but has earned that through his actions. Perkins has previously taken a shot at Irving’s leadership, so this was nothing new. But Perkins’ bias against Irving is so strong it’s led him to say some crazy things about the Nets guard.