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The story of the two best friends was incomplete when Kendrick Perkins was traded away to the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the change of teams may have physically separated them, the common injury (a torn ACL) brings them back together. They continue to talk everyday and Perk is planning on heading to Kentucky to spend some quality time with Rondo over all-star weekend (via Gary Washburn at the Boston Globe):“When you hear stuff like that, especially with a close friend, it’s always disturbing,” said Perkins. “So I just wanted to call and make sure that he was all right as far as mentally and just getting ready. Because it takes a focus to go through that process of surgery and the recovery of it.“So I just wanted to give him some advice on his health and second opinions and how to go about his rehab and just let him know that I’m here for him.”…“Mentally, he has a hard time with just sitting out and probably not being able to walk for a minute and not being able to run,” Perkins sa
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Perkins spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon, and when asked about his fellow teammate Rondo’s injury he had the following to say:
“When you hear stuff like that, especially with a close friend, it’s always disturbing...
Rajon Rondo is looking at a long road back from ACL surgery, but he’ll have a familiar face helping him along as he recovers.
Former Celtics teammate Kendrick Perkins, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, had a similar injury in 2010, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Perkins was back on the court within seven...
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Everyone who’s been following this team for the past few years knows Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo developed a very close friendship over their first few years with the team. Rondo’s post-Perk trade funk has widely been blamed on him sulking over the team sending away his best buddy.
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Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins spoke with the media Tuesday and addressed Rajon Rondos' knee injury against the Atlanta Hawks. As we all know, Perk' also tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals, so he spoke with Rondo about rehab, recovery, and just personal comfort to a close friend and former teammate.
"When you hear stuff like that...
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