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Kendrick Perkins Fires Back At LeBron James Slam

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Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder fouls Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder fouls Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Kendrick Perkins didn't mind getting dunked on (hard) by Blake Griffin. He told Yahoo! Sports in a recent story that it's his job to challenge shots and that it would be a "coward move" to get out of the way of the Blake Train in that situation. If it happens again, Perkins said, "He'd just have to dunk on me again."

What the Oklahoma City Thunder big man did have an issue with was the public hazing he took from a certain NBA star from Miami (by way of Ohio).

Mr. LeBron James tweeted the followed after "the dunk":

"Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I'm No. 2 now. Move over #6."

Perkins fired back at James in the Yahoo! Story:

"You don't see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting," Perkins said. "You don't see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you're an elite player, plays like that don't excite you. At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play.

"They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2. I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him."

Take that, "King" James.