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08:11 AM ET 09.17 | Kendrick Perkins understands the interest in the Lakers -- he's just not concerned. Not only is Perkins unfazed, but he also echoed several of his Thunder teammates who already have refuted the notion that the Lakers are now the team to beat in the West. "We are the Western Conference champs," Perkins said. "So at the end of the day, we're not chasing nobody except for the ring. We're chasing Miami to get a championship. It's no guarantee who is going to be where. But we earned the Western champs so we're not chasing the Lakers, we're chasing a championship and that's what it's about." Perkins and [Dwight Howard] developed a rivalry from their days battling in the East, Perkins with Boston and Howard with Orlando.

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September 17, 2012  08:18 AM ET

That's the mentality OKC will need if they want to be back in the Finals next June. Truth be told, even with the Lakers new additions, they still don't match up very well with OKC at all.

September 17, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Guy has been chirping way too much!

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September 17, 2012  08:39 AM ET

At the end of the day, all ANYBODY is chasing is the ring. What's his point? Does anybody think that LA went out and made two of the biggest off-season moves in the league because they were chasing the Thunder? No. The Lakers aren't chasing anything but that 17th banner.

September 17, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Thats the spirit big boy.....now only if he could make a basketball move.

September 17, 2012  08:54 AM ET

If Perkins was the star of the team, I might listen to him. But he's what, the 6th or 7th best player on the team with no offfensive game what so ever. And all he's know for is given the other team his mean face as he tries to act like a bad **** tough guy.

Perkins just set the picks and get rebounds. Leave the talking to Kevin Durant.

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September 17, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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Perk is right. Teams still have to get it done.

Exactly!!!!

September 17, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Being Western Conference Champs Is Like Kissing Your Sister, Bro.

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September 17, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Guy has been chirping way too much!

Yep.

One of the things about being WC Champs.....is that you shouldn't have to constantly remind people of it. It should go 'without saying'.

That's how you know Perkins has a weak mind.....

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September 17, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Being Western Conference Champs Is Like Kissing Your Sister, Bro.

Sooooo.....you're a sister-kisser?

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September 17, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Being Western Conference Champs Is Like Kissing Your Sister, Bro.

You been doing a lot of that, Bro ????

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September 17, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Just a drive-by......Dr appointment..............Later

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