Paul Pierce has had some harsh words for LeBron James over the last few days. It all started when Pierce claimed that LeBron wasn't a top-five player of all time. It then escalated yesterday as Pierce continued to note that LeBron has underachieved throughout his career and that some of his accomplishments with the Miami Heat were overrated due to certain circumstances.

Kendrick Perkins was disgusted with these claims and immediately clapped back at Pierce with an interesting opinion. As he explained, Kobe Bryant was easier to defeat than LeBron and that people need to stop hating on the three-time champion. Pierce obviously didn't agree but Perkins was fired up all the same.

“All I know is it was a lot easier to win against Kobe Bryant than it was LeBron James. You can talk if you want to talk, but I was right there in the thick of things with you. I know he (Pierce) had to really prep for LeBron James and when we got to the Lakers it was smacked up six,” Perkins said.

Perkins has been a staunch LeBron defender over the past few months which makes sense considering LeBron helped Perkins win a championship ring. Either way, some fans are going to have strong opinions about this take.

Let us know what you think, in the comments below.