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Wednesday night, the Heat beat the Thunder 98-93 and things got a little testy. Udonis Haslem talked about the game in an interview this morning and had something to say about Kendrick Perkins. Haslem basically said Perkins is a fake tough guy and puts on for the cameras.
[Related: Kendrick Perkins blasts LeBron James for tweeting about Blake Griffin dunk]
Via Sun Sentinel:
“I think sometimes people just use the TVs and the cameras and the crowd, you know, to put on a show,” Haslem said of Perkins. “I don’t think he’s all that he shows out there on the court.
“I think anybody can be a tough guy with a thousand people watching on TV and referees who call fouls and stop the game and different things like that. I don’t seeing him being any tough guy that he puts on the show to be, at all.”
“If we were playing at the park, I don’t think he’d be doing all that,” Haslem said.
Hmmm… that Heat-Thunder Finals matchup coming soon?
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