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.'”