Report: Warriors players angry over ‘dangerous play’ from Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins was not even wearing a uniform during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, but that did not stop the veteran big man from angering his opponents and getting into a confrontation.
At the end of the third quarter of Golden State’s win over the Cavaliers, Stephen Curry tripped over Perkins’ legs on a 3-point attempt as time expired. Curry felt that Perkins either stuck his feet out or made no effort to move, and he immediately confronted him. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports that several of Curry’s teammates were also bothered by the “dangerous play” and felt Curry could have suffered a serious knee or ankle injury because of Perkins’ “reluctance to move his knees and feet.”
Steph Curry gets in Kendrick Perkins' face after Steph trips on Perk's legs on final shot of third quarter pic.twitter.com/ScS8FBFVRZ
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Curry chose not to explain why he was so angry.
“I’m not going to get into it,” he told Haynes. “No comment.”
Perkins was signed by the Cavs late in the season and has not played a significant role on the court, but he’s managed to become part of the story on multiple occasions. Between the tripping in Game 2, his incident with Draymond Green in Game 1 and the beef he had with Drake, Perkins has attracted plenty of attention.