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Kendrick Perkins on Warriors: ‘I don’t think I’m the problem that they want’

Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Kendrick Perkins #21 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Kendrick Perkins is the Cavaliers’ enforcer.

He showed that in Game 2 of the NBA Finals by, um, sitting still on the bench in street clothes while Stephen Curry aimlessly backed into him.

That bothered some Warriors.

Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe:

Perkins can talk big and tough (in part because he is big and tough). I doubt it goes anywhere.

The Warriors are winning the war anyway, which allows them to pick petty battles like this. Unless Cleveland mounts more of a resistance on the court, I doubt Golden State would be concerned about escalating a war of words with Perkins.