Kendrick Perkins and Draymond Green have been going back and forth with one another for a while, with Green calling Perkins out after the Warriors won their championship. The need has escalated to name-calling and expletive-ridden rants too, with Perkins recently taking exception to Draymond calling him a coon and hitting back at him.
While in the heat of the moment, it is easy for both to get carried away, when they have the time to think about it, calmer minds prevail. Green and Perkins have said some truly harsh things about one another, but at least for Big Perk, it's not a beef he thinks about. He spoke about it on the Old Man And The Three podcast, addressing the situation and attempting to defuse it in some ways.
"I won't call it beef. I mean, we just, you know, we don't see eye to eye. At this stage of my life, I'm 37 years old, I'm 300 plus pounds, I'm eating good, I'm not beefing with nobody. I'm past that, I can't let nobody disturb my peace.
"I'm going to sleep every single night with the ac on 60 and the fan blowing in my face. You know what I mean? like I'm not beefing with nobody. Draymond is great, but I love his competitive nature. He's not going to shut up, I'm not going to shut up, it was part of it.
"But again, I don't want him to change. Continue to be who he is, right? Be outspoken, be a guy that call people out whether it's me for being wrong on predictions or whatever the case may be. I don't give a damn, it's part of it."
These things tend to fizzle out after a point and while it seems like Perk and Green may not be done trading jabs just yet, the time for calmer minds to prevail will likely come soon. Until then, we can expect both men to fire off some hilarious soundbites that keep NBA fans entertained.