"I have no appreciation for it at all," said Perkins' Thunder teammate, Kevin Durant. "It was a layup, I think. He threw the ball in and got fouled and made his free throw, so it was three points at the end of the day, no matter how it happened, how it went in the basket. I really wasn't impressed. He finished it. So what? We've moved on."
"I wasn't surprised because Blake is a poster child," Durant said. "He dunks the ball a lot and makes spectacular plays. If it wasn't against us, maybe I'd say it was a good play, but it was against us, so it was a bad play. I have nothing against Blake, don't get me wrong. But it was against us, so I've got to stick up for my teammate."
So Durant tells ESPN Dallas today. This guy is supposed to be the friendly face of the NBA—it's rich that KD would deride Blake as a "poster child" when KD is celebrated for wearing a backpack—and he can't even congratulate an inferior opponent on a job well-done? Boo.
Kevin Durant disses Blake Griffin dunk [ESPN Dallas]