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Kendrick Perkins Talks About the Time Kobe Bryant Punched Him During a Game

Kobe Bryant was known for his incredible play on the court as well as his intimidating tactics on the court as well.

Today on Fair Game with Kristine Leahy, Kendrick Perkins explained the time he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder and had an altercation with Kobe Bryant on the court.

At the end of the day, we all hoop and we are all grown men. I have three kids and I can never show signs of weakness in front of my kids.

Kendrick Perkins last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and previously played with the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans.

Perkins was the enforcer for the 2008 Celtics, who played Bryant’s Lakers in the Finals. He played the same role for a 2010 Boston team that met L.A. in the Finals once again. He gave the Lakers trouble as he and his Thunder fought atop the Western Conference standings for years following. 

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