The NBA is never boring, especially on Twitter. The most recent example of this came when Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Durant got into it on the app.
Perkins had tweeted that he would be going on ESPN's "SportsCenter" to explain why he believed Russell Westbrook was the best player to ever put on an Oklahoma City Thunder jersey.
Immediately, the replies came in questioning why he would choose Westbrook over Durant. Kendrick gave some reasoning, stemming from his time playing there, and Durant took notice. From there, the Twitter beef began.
KD lost in the second round without Russ when I was there. So what that mean?— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 9, 2020
Quickly, many began to weigh in on the argument and take sides. That included former Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas, who took to Instagram to share his thoughts.
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@therealkendrickperkins everyone has there opinion about @easymoneysniper GS move and as a hooper u should have put more thought into what u said so I'll give u an history lesson..2012 a young and upcoming okc team went to the finals being (inexperience) they lost to the HEAT...2013 the team didn't succeed like they would have wanted.that summer OKC ownership made the dumbest move by not securing (harden) if u can put harden back.(KD/Russ/harden) was more powerful then (curry/klay/green) which later became the team too beat (GS 1 ring ) could have been Easily been (OKC 3 peat if harden never left) but let's keep moving..now 2016 okc takes. 3-1 to GS and loses.cavs won the championship that season.KD is a free agent....here's where short minded thinkers fail to realize @easymoneysniper had no choice..OKC was moving backwards in progress..NOW here's why KD had no choice..you guys sit on tv with pushing rings and legacy down fans throats so KD is a free agent at 27 years old with a sheet that looks like this👀7 time all star.7 time all Nba...4 time scoring champ..1 time mvp..2 time allstar mvp.2 time gold medalists💯 there's not 5 NBA players in history that can say they were FIRST BALLET HALL OF FAMERS by 27...the only thing needed as an individual player was (ring and finals mvp) now let's take a look at opinions..only two teams that can give him those two boxes were GS and cavs who were the champs..being the champs cavs wasn't making a move..actually like me say this better..CAVS being cheap asses wasn't gonna sign KD (Dan Gilbert bought that team in 2005) the biggest outside free agent they have signed was @thereallhughes in 2005...that was 15 years ago...contracts has double since then and that's still the biggest outside free agent signings 🤔🤦🏾♂️ so the only team that's left was GS....as someone checking boxes off his nba career that was the smartest move he could have made💯I'm sorry Kendrick but everyone is not lucky enough to be a sorry ass rebuilding Boston team and bam bam two ex Boston players (Danny A and mchale) does a deal that makes u a champ..now u think u light skinned with ya chest out 😂 PS I agree with 99% of the stuff u spit tho 💯👌🏾
Clearly, Arenas is siding with Durant. Arenas argued that Durant's move to Golden State was not a bad move, but rather the best for the player. He believed that the Thunder were going backwards after not bringing back James Harden and Durant, who had already done everything in his career besides win a ring, made the correct decision in joining the Warriors despite the backlash it received.
Arenas came at Perkins hard stating Perkins was lucky to get a ring with the 2008 Boston Celtics due to Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett being brought in, but did provide a large amount of support for his argument, something he thought Perkins didn't do. He did, however, end the caption by saying he agrees with 99 percent of what Perkins has to say, so maybe the beef will stay between Durant and Perkins.
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