Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  13 responses

Kendrick Perkins Calls Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook ‘Divas’

Having played with both point guards, Kendrick Perkins considers Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo “divas”, but does so affectionately. Per ESPN: “Westbrook may not twist his wispy mustache while tying damsels to a railroad track, but he will deny your fans free queso-based delicacies by goaltending a smiling plush mountain lion’s half-court shot attempt. Twice. And then chuck the ball into the stands. ‘He’s night and day how he is off the court,’ said Kendrick Perkins. ‘On the court, just joking here, but you want to strangle him a little bit. But he’s night and day. He gets in a zone, man, and he just feels like he’s the best player on the court. Seriously.’ Said Kevin Durant: ‘He always starts us, ignites us with his energy.’ Westbrook’s physicality, owed to a long and muscular frame, is unlike most other point guards, Perkins said. His approach is also unique, but it does bear some resemblance to that of enigmatic Celtic Rajon Rondo, the center’s former floor leader and a player known as much for his surly in-game demeanor as his deft dishes. ‘They definitely different [from other point guards],’ Perkins said. ‘They both some divas. In a good way though.’ [...] ‘No, just go out and try to win,’ Westbrook said when asked if he needs to be mad or in a zone. ‘If that makes me mad, then that’s fine. I don’t mind playing angry. I play angry a lot.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    he just compared them to madonna

  • pposse

    I thought Scott Brooks said it best about Westbrook “he’s the head of the snake”

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Devin Williams

    Perk just keepin it real

  • TV63

    Coming from the whiner who complained he was served pineapple from the rooks! Diva ? He’s always been the big Diva.

  • bringbackthesonics

    that was glen davis

  • deception is the only felony


  • roscoe

    imo… perk has been making comments to toughen up OKC… and if it works w/ last years playoff experience a lot of teams will be in trouble.

    all OKC needs is the mental edge, imo.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Going to need him to define “diva”. I remember Zack Randolph talking about how some guys are all talk referring to Perkins after their little altercation earlier this season. So I don’t think he has any room to talk about guys being divas when chances are great he’s not exactly the type of dude who’s willing to throw hands himself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    can’t tell if you are genius troll or really stupid

  • danpowers

    definition of diva – there u go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5EWHps1NQY

  • hillbilly

    Old news is old. Perk’s been calling out divas for years. When he was still with Boston, he referred to KG & Rondo as “the two divas”.

  • you wear a Rudy Gay jersey…

    Zach Randolph’s a pudge goof, Perk would tune him up..have you seen his wife?..dude’s probably forced to throw down with her on the regular..
    Both of them seem less than straight, that’s probably more along the lines if what he was getting at..
    Or they’re both just childish anusholes who expect their ridiculous demands to be met because they are somehow above the common folk, even their own teammates ala Kobe..

  • Guest

    Perkins can be heard clearly saying “meet me at the bus” and then when ejected went to go meet him. So Perkins is about that life. Randolph is a lotta talk to.