LeBron James Will Not Apologize to Kendrick Perkins for Tweet

by February 09, 2012

LeBron James doesn’t particularly care that his tweet last week hurt Kendrick Perkins’ feelings, and made fun of the way he gets blamed for virtually everything in the world. From the Sun-Sentinel and ESPN: “James, who marinated in the Perkins report until commenting on it after the loss, was stunned by the reaction it generated. ‘For me, social media and Twitter is all about connecting with your fans,’ James said. ‘From day one, that’s why I got to Twitter, to connect to my fans. I would never apologize for anything like that when I’m connecting with my fans.’ James said he certainly never ‘called out’ Perkins. ‘I can see why he may have felt embarrassed,’ he said. ‘I don’t think I was the only one that reacted to that unbelievable play by Blake, and that’s what it was all about, me acknowledging how great of a play it was. If Kendrick Perkins had dunked on somebody else on the other end, I would have done the same thing. […] A polarizing figure, James said he’s gotten used to being targeted by fans, media and even his own peers. ‘I’m an easy target; if someone wants to get a point across — just throw Lebron’s name in there,’ James said. ‘You could be watching cartoons with your kids and you don’t like it, you say, ‘Blame it on LeBron.’ If you go to the grocery store and they don’t have the milk that you like, you just say, ‘It’s LeBron’s fault.’ […] As for [Larry] Bird’s comments, James merely nodded his head. ‘It’s simple,’ he said. ‘Kobe has five rings and I have none, so it’s easy to say that. If I have five rings and Kobe has none, then it would probably be the other way around.'”