As if things weren’t testy enough between Kendrick Perkins and the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers big man interrupted the press conference of former teammate Kevin Durant on Thursday.
As you might know, Perkins and Stephen Curry got into it during Game 2 when Perkins didn’t try to get out of the way of Curry, who was headed out of bounds.
Steph and Perk exchange words after the 3rd quarter 👀 pic.twitter.com/EavuItDi1C
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 4, 2018
Then after the game, Perkins stirred the pot more when he said he didn’t think he was a problem the Warriors wanted to deal with.
“I don’t know why people keep wanting to pick battles this way,” Perkins told reporters, via the Boston Globe. “Might want to choose that f— wisely, man, [rather] than f— with me. I don’t think I’m the problem that they want, though, might want to pick another battle.”
So, needless to say, there’s a bit of tension between Perkins and the Warriors.
This leads us to what happened on Thursday while Durant was in the middle of his press conference.
Perkins showed up and gave Durant the double-bird, after which Durant mouthed two obscene phrases to Perkins — “F*** you. B**** a**.” (You can watch Durant’s response here).
There have been some pretty intense exchanges between players from these two teams in the 2018 NBA Finals. One can only hope that cooler heads prevail in Game 4.