On the off-chance you haven’t had enough of the 2008 Celtics, Kendrick Perkins is at it again.
The topic: Fresh audio that proved Michael Jordan specifically requested Isiah Thomas be left off the 1992 Dream Team, despite Jordan denying such allegations in ESPN’s “The Last Dance.”
"I'm glad [Michael Jordan] is not my GOAT. ... He lied, he threw everybody under the bus. At the end of the day, The Last Dance was to make MJ look like a super hero, and make everybody else look like a villain."@KendrickPerkins responds to audio contradicting Jordan. pic.twitter.com/WqB6Ox6gbP— First Take (@FirstTake) May 26, 2020
“Free Zeke! What is the problem with Isiah Thomas? Isiah Thomas is a great individual, and to me, you know what it is? They had a problem with Isiah Thomas’ competitive nature. He was the ultimate competitor, that’s the only way I see them keeping him off the Dream Team, saying they didn’t want to play with him,” Perkins said in a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take.
Of course, the conversation pivoted to a pinch of “The Last Dance” talk. You can guess the direction that went in.
“‘The Last (Dance) documentary was the best sports documentary that I ever saw,” Perkins said, “but one thing I took away from it: it was full of lies, and it was full of snitching.
“And when we look at Michael Jordan — and I’m glad he’s not my GOAT, LeBron James is my GOAT, but that’s y’all’s GOAT — he lied, he threw everybody under the bus at the end of the day. ‘The Last Dance’ was to make MJ look like a superhero and make everybody else look like a villain…
“... at the end of the day, I’m just happy LeBron James is my GOAT.”
All in a day’s work for Perkins, who hasn’t been shy in criticizing Jordan and the documentary at every turn.