|Posted by B-PAUL on May 27, 2010 at 12:04 AM|
Let me start off by saying that I love the fact that Kendrick Perkins does not crack a smile when he is on the basketball court. I love how he can intimidate an opponent and limit the best of the best in the NBA. During Game 5 tonight in Orlando, Perkins seemed to let the atmosphere get the best of him. With 36.1 seconds remaining in the half Perk received his second techinical foul of the night and was ejected for the rest of the game.
Although I did not totally agree with either call that made Perkins erupt, or either of the technicals called on Perkins by referee Eddie Rush, there becomes a time when Perk needs to learn to keep his cool. It is a playoff game, but it is not worth sitting in the locker room for an entire half. Whether Perkins agreed with the call or not he should have known the circumstances and walked away without saying anything.
Besides the fact that the technical was his second of the game; it was also his seventh of the playoffs. This means that if the league chooses not to rescind one of his techincals he will be suspended for Game 6. That would be a crucial loss, as the Celtics would struggle to find a way to limit Dwight Howard as effectively as they had with Perk in the lineup.
According to multiple sources the league will make a decision on the technical fouls by tomorrow morning to allow the Celtics to prepare for Game 6 with or without him. I'll end by saying this: Perkins is one of my favorite Celtics and I love his no-bullshit attitude, but there comes a time when you have to think with your head and not let your emotions get the best of you. That is a lesson Perkins will eventually learn as he continues to improve his stock in this league. As for now, I guess we just wait for a decision tomorrow morning.
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