Perkins: Stop the Westbrook Criticism

As Kendrick Perkins knows well, criticism can often be relentless, especially at this stage in the Playoffs: “How can a player so good be portrayed as a player so bad? This much is certain: Westbrook’s teammates are sick of it. One of them stands 6-foot-10, weighs 280 and wears an omnipresent scowl. ‘I am getting tired of the criticism that he’s got to take day in and day out,’ Perkins said of Westbrook. ‘We won the game. Eric played his behind off, and yet it (reporting) still came down to coach benching Russ in the fourth quarter.’”