Kendrick Perkins in tears on air, giving an emotional response to Kevin Durant calling him a ‘sellout’
“I still love you to this day my brother”: ESPN NBA personality Kendrick Perkins in tears on live TV during giving response to the call-in of Durant.
- Kendrick Perkins appeared as he promised to be.
- Kendrick Perkins emphasizes as he was too fighting the fight against racism.
- Perkins called KD “brother” despite his words calling him ‘sellout’
- The KD and KP saga appears to continue…
Kendrick Perkins appeared as he promised to be as he would address the buzz that Kevin Durant created around him. The former Celtics champion made a Friday appearance on First Take to respond Durant calling him ‘sellout’ for bashing his teammate Kyrie Irving.
Why Celtics champion cried on air?
Perkins went hard at Irving, to make his case as to why the Brooklyn Nets star was wrong for suggesting players boycott the return of the NBA season for the outrage around the world.
When Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant called Kendrick Perkins a ‘sellout’, it hurt the latter. After a war on social site Twitter, Kendrick Perkins appeared on First Take to clear things up that created after he went hard on Irving.
When the Host of ESPN’s First Take, Molly QerimRose asked Celtics champion for his response on BUZZ. First, Kendrick cleared on a thing, calling Kevin Durant his ‘brother’, Perk said that just because he didn’t agree with Kyrie Irving’s stand about the resuming season, didn’t mean he wasn’t involved in the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, or “fighting the same fight”.
Kendrick Perkins went on recalling his dealing against racism in past. He, talking on First Take, continuously forced the note that he was also fighting the fight for the slogan “BlackLivesMatter” against racism.
Responding Kevin Durant on calling him ‘sell-out’ Kendrick Perkins said:
“I am fighting for African-Americans, I have been. That don’t make me a sell-out because I have a different opinion and disagree with someone else that’s going about it another way. I actually applaud anybody who is fighting a fight, right now, in America.”
He listed many ways he was fighting the fight against racism and for “BlackLivesMatter”. He went on recalling past events and Perkins noted he still has a love for Durant and even recounted a May 8, 2011, closed-door meeting with Durant in which they hashed out some personal issues. Perkins insisted he, his wife, and children, still have a love for him, despite his words.
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“Don’t tell me nothing about being a sellout, cause that ain’t even for me and you, brother. Let me remind you of something. The same sellout that’s sitting right here, I remember it like it was yesterday,” Perkins said.
The ESPN NBA personality continued:
“May 8, 2011, mother’s day. You and I, Memphis, Tennessee, going through some personal problems. You came to my room, we vented, we cried together, we cried some more, vented some more. We didn’t leave that room until we confined to each other.”
Kendrick Perkins also revealed in his appearance on First Take about how grateful the duo felt to have each other to lean on.
“So KD, to call your brother a sell-out, man, aye, come on a dog. You know my love is for you. You know what my love is, what my heart is for you,” Kendrick Perkins revealed.
Coming to himself, he said:
“By the way, this same sell-out, this brother, that’s sitting right here on this ESPN platform, talking to you today, I still love you to this day, my brother. And imma leaves it at that.”
Commentators in the show further talked on racism and the issues. This is the first time that Kendrick Perkins had to address the issue with Kevin Durant. While the Kevin- Kendrick saga appears to continue…