James responds to Perkins and Bird comments: Why Kobe has 5 rings and LeBron has NONE
A day after the new member of the Ninja Turtles, Kendrick Perkins, had not too nice comments about LeBron (Read “Kendrick Perkins Rips LeBron James about Twitter Diss: Does he have a Point?”). LeBron is tired of the criticism and said he will not apologize:
“I would never apologize about anything like that when I’m connecting to my fans. Did I call him out? I mean, did you read the tweet? Did I call him out? I can se why he felt embarrassed. I don’t think I was the only one to react to the unbelievable play by Blake and that’s what it was all about.”
“Now, if Kendrick Perkins dunked on somebody like that on the other end, I would have done the same thing. If Perkins dunked on Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan or whatever the case may be, it would be the same thing. That’s just my love for the game and connecting with my fans.”
LeBron also responds on the comments from Larry Bird about rather playing with Kobe Bryant and Perkins saying “You don’t see Kobe tweeting”:
“It’s simple, Kobe has five rings and I have none, so it’s easy to say that. If I had five rings and Kobe had none, it’d probably be the other way around.”
“I’m an easy target; if someone wants to get a point across – just throw LeBron’s name in there. You could be watching cartoons with your kids and you don’t like it, you say, ‘Blame it on LeBron.’ If you go to the grocery store and they don’t have the milk that you like, you just say, ‘It’s LeBron’s fault.’”
So I see LeBron has caught on to the twitter hash tag of #BlameLeBron. In all seriousness, LeBron is proving Perkins point from yesterday. The quote he stated about people wanting Kobe over him is what pointed out to me the most. As the great Martin Luther King Jr. said:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
This quote sums up the difference between LeBron and Kobe. Kobe embraces challenges and pressure moments where LeBron does the complete opposite. One thing I agree with on Skip ‘Turd’ Bayless is that LeBron is the best front runner, meaning he is unbelievable when he has a lead and the pressure is at its least. Once it gets down to sweaty palm time, Kobe wants it, LeBron doesn’t. For LeBron to think that it’s as easy as “Well Kobe has 5 rings and I don’t” shows his immaturity and he doesn’t understand how difficult it is to get a ring.
His response to these comments and what Perkins said “You don’t see Kobe tweeting”, supports evidence to why LeBron is ringless. Kobe is a real life assassin and LeBron is playing Call of Duty.