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Perkins, Chandler won't even agree to disagree

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08:06 AM ET 05.19 | A mere 70 seconds into Game 1, Kendrick Perkins and Tyson Chandler were whistled for double-technicals. After hearing Perkins on Wednesday, you can expect more chippy play between the two the rest of the series. "Me and Tyson never got along," Perkins said. "He don't like me and I don't like him. That's pretty much how it's been. Everybody always looks at me as kind of a dirty player, if you're on the opposite team. But he's just as dirty as anybody else." ... Perkins' view that the two centers have never liked each other seems to be news to Chandler. "No, there's no history at all," Chandler said. "I have nothing against him. He won a championship with the Boston Celtics... I've got respect for him. The chippy stuff and after the ball stuff, that's nonsense and I'm not going to do that."

The Dallas Morning News

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May 19, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Keep it up Perkins... and enjoy your seat on the bench while you're in foul trouble.

May 19, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Perkins is a trouble maker....FOR HIMSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop hurting your team dude

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May 19, 2011  08:24 AM ET

no drama for chandler. its all business....

May 19, 2011  08:38 AM ET

I think Perkins is a little dirty...Ive noticed it a few times this year that he always has his elbows up around other ppls heads....Its ok bc Haywood or Chandler wont back down from that bum.....

May 19, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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I think Perkins is a little dirty...Ive noticed it a few times this year that he always has his elbows up around other ppls heads....Its ok bc Haywood or Chandler wont back down from that bum.....

no elbows since he's stuck on the bench anyway

May 19, 2011  08:41 AM ET

That's the one thing Perkins learned from his mentor Garnett -- the need to create fake drama to pump up his own intensity.

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May 19, 2011  08:43 AM ET
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no elbows since he's stuck on the bench anyway

Yep....I get being physical and tough but it seems like he is constantly getting those elbows up around guys heads....But if that is his game then thats fine he can warm that seat on the bench...

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May 19, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Exactly. Which is why Perkins is making a fool of himself. Which is good, because it helps the Thunder lose. Which is good because it means that the Mavs win. Which is good because it means that the Mavs advance to the Finals. Which is good because that means the Mavs have a better chance at winning the title. Which is good because it means that the Heat do not win the title.

LOL...Those are a lot of "goods" in there....

May 19, 2011  08:48 AM ET

i wonder if Barea will be "Bynumed" by Perkins.....that midget is a 1 man wrecking crew

May 19, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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They SHOULDN'T like each otherThey SHOULD want to beat each others brains in

This is the way it should be... not that luve duve types like Lebron melo etc!

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May 19, 2011  08:55 AM ET

LOL this series is going to be good.... the young athletic quick kevin durant Vs. the Smooth experienced skill of Dirk Nowitski!

May 19, 2011  09:05 AM ET

It's a battlefield, Bro.

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May 19, 2011  09:17 AM ET

IMO Perkins is overrated. His rebounding numbers aren't THAT great and plus he's hardly on the court to be helping his team. He surely brings toughness and nastiness which is NEEDED for a championship contender. But he's not a very good player with skills.
Tyson is a LOT more skilled than Perkins.

 
May 19, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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I think Perkins is a little dirty...Ive noticed it a few times this year that he always has his elbows up around other ppls heads....Its ok bc Haywood or Chandler wont back down from that bum.....

He (Perkins) instigated that crap Tuesday night that got the Double "T" called... I was pissed that Chandler got a foul.

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