KD feels like Perkins was seeking attention.
Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins have been embroiled in a bit of a beef recently. The two were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder although when Durant left OKC for Golden State, Perkins felt as though it was a weak move. In fact, Perkins recently said Russell Westbrook was a better thunder player than KD, which led to a bit of a spat on Twitter. Perkins has since apologized for the comments but now, KD is responding and he doesn't seem to care for the apology.
While speaking on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Durant said Perkins is simply looking for attention and just wants to up his profile as a broadcaster. Perkins has been known as a hot take artist these days and Durant thinks it is all apart of his plan to get some notoriety on television.
Per Durant via Heavy.com:
“Russell [Westbrook] going back to Oklahoma City was a great thing, but you [Kendrick Perkins] knew you announcing saying I’m going to announce why Russell [Westbrook] is the greatest Thunder player ever you knew that was a divisive statement. You know people would say that’s a shot at [KD] like you know that. So, my whole thing is you don’t have to do that in order to praise Russell you have to S*** on me because that is what the fans and the media in Oklahoma City made their money off of the last four years is S***ing on me. So, Perk you are just playing into that because you want a job and some notoriety in your profession, but we were actually friends before this. We actually played basketball games before this and I know your family, so why are you trying to use that tactic against one of your so-called brothers. That was my whole thing and then he called me out on Twitter about us losing in the second round I’m like Perk, you are on the same team as me. And you started and you didn’t play well.”
With this latest interview in mind, it doesn't seem like KD is too interested in peacing things up. Durant is known as a sensitive player and Perkins should have known his comments would strike a cord.