Kendrick Perkins Emotional About Return to Boston

by January 17, 2012

Last night, when the Thunder took on the Celtics, it was not only a big win for Oklahoma City, but also a homecoming for an integral piece of Boston’s most recent title team, center Kendrick Perkins. Visibly emotional before and even during the game, Perk told Jessica Camerato of CSN New England that he was confused, and is still not fully detached from the C’s: ‘“The whole day I was confused, especially yesterday,” Perkins said following the Thunder‘s 97-88 win over the Celtics. “I really didn’t know what to expect. Mentally, I was just out of it. I didn’t know whether to shoot the ball, pass the ball, hug the guy. I didn’t know what to do. I’m just really glad it’s over. I’m just glad we play in two different conferences so I don’t have to keep going through this emotional breakdown.” […] “No, I haven’t [emotionally detached from the Celtics],” he said prior to the game. “I’m definitely happy where I’m at, never taking that for granted. I’m definitely happy in Oklahoma. I was fortunate to leave one great situation and go to another one. But it’s a bond that you form, especially when you win a championship with guys, and also I’ve been here since a young boy at 18 all the way to the age of 26. So it’s not like a little string you cut and just say ya’ll go your separate ways and that’s just the end of it. At the end of the day, I’m happy and I’m grateful for where I’m at, but I’d be lying to you if I said it’s just a string and I’m cool, I’m not attached and stuff like that, even to the city of Boston.”‘