NBA champion Kendrick Perkins wanted to criticize the Boston Celtics for their performance in Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, but something stopped him.
Perkins, who is an NBA analyst for ESPN, wrote on Twitter that he wished he could do the «neighborhood version» of himself.
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«If I had one wish it would be to be able to (do) the neighborhood version of Perk on ESPN because if I could say what I really want to say about these Celtics I’d be fired on my day off!» he tweeted.
It’s unclear what the «hood version» would entail.
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Perkins has become a popular mainstay on the NBA team on ESPN. However, comments he made in March about the NBA MVP race forced ESPN to apologize. Perkins suggested that MVP voters are predominantly white and linked that notion to Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, who won MVP awards for his performances during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
The 76ers defeated the Celtics 115-103 on 33 points from newly crowned NBA MVP Joel Embiid.
Embiid had a career year in 2022-23. He averaged 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 66 games. Jokic put in another valiant effort to make his case, averaging nearly a triple-double. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game.
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Both Embiid and Jokic are the cream of the NBA.