Kendrick Perkins has had his fair share of hot takes lately. He took to Twitter to call Kevin Durant out for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and then deemed Russell Westbrook the greatest player in team history.
However, the big man then went on to apologize and go back-and-forth about clarifying his comments, claiming being the greatest doesn't mean being the best.
As a matter of fact, Perkins even doubled-down on his argument, and went on to state that Durant and he were 'straight' after he apologized. Also, he tried to make his point by stating that Durant was the best player in Warriors history, even though Stephen Curry was the greatest:
"It's just like if you talk about the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry is the greatest Golden State Warrior of all time. You talk about the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Lowry is the greatest Raptor of all time. Does that mean that they're the best player that ever came through. No. We all know that KD is the best player, in my opinion, to wear a Warriors jersey. We all know that KD was the best Thunder to wear a Thunder jersey," Perkins told NBC Sports.
Perkins may have a point here. Yes, Kevin Durant is one of the greatest players in the history of the game, perhaps even better than Stephen Curry, a two-time MVP, three-time NBA Champion, and the best shooter ever.
However, we should take his comments with a grain of salt, as he clearly loves stirring up controversies every time he has the chance to make a statement. Also, he did have a bit of an altercation with Curry in the sidelines during his stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and we know Perk is not a man who takes it lightly on those whom he dislikes.