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Rudy Gay on Kendrick Perkins: “He’s a clown to me”

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay


Kendrick Perkins doesn’t have a lot of friends in the NBA who aren’t his teammates or Rajon Rondo, and Rudy Gay is no different. Earlier this year, Perkins said that despite their hot start, Gay’s team was “still the Sacramento Kings.” Gay didn’t take kindly to this when asked about it, and let his feelings about Perkins be known.

Kendrick Perkins spoke negatively of the Kings early in season. Rudy Gay: “He might as well play with his face painted, he’s a clown to me.”

— Blake Ellington (@BlakeEllington) December 14, 2014

This is a common sentiment among opposing players. Perkins’ Thunder teammates love him—just check Kevin Durant’s tearful praise in his MVP speech last season—but opposing players don’t like the hard screens he sets and recognize his inability to do basically anything else on the basketball court.

The Kings play the Thunder on Tuesday.