OKC Thunder Reporter Darnell Mayberry spoke to Kendrick Perkins the night before he makes his return to the TD Garden floor, this time as the opposition and not as a Celtic. Perk had some really moving things to say before he takes on his old team.
“It's been a lot of different thoughts going
through my head,” Perkins said. “You don't want to be too emotional,
and you don't want to make it all about yourself because, really, it's
all about us getting the win. But at the same time, you're playing
against friends of yours. But I still got to be Perk. I still got to be
me. It's kind of hard because you're caught in between.”
When asked about the affection he received from Celtics fans:
“It was unreal, similar to the love that I
get (in Oklahoma City),” Perkins said. “It's very interesting when you
can go to cities that the fans have a high basketball IQ and can see
what your worth is. I know it may not show up every night in the stat
sheet. But if you watch the game, you cou...