After Blake Griffin Mozgov'd on Kendrick Perkins over a week ago, Twitter blew up. LeBron James was one of the folks who tweeted about the event, saying, "Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I'm No. 2 now. Move over #6."

Kendrick Perkins didn't take lightly to that, as he blasted the Miami Heat star forward, replying, "You don't see Kobe (Bryant) tweeting. You don't see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you're an elite player, plays like that don't excite you.

"At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play. They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2. I just feel (James) is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him."

James responded today, saying that he would not apologize about the tweet as he wants to connect to his fans with Twitter.

"I would never apologize about anything like that when I'm connecting to my fans," James said. "Did I call him out? I mean, did you read the tweet? Did I call him out? I can see 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," James said. "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."

Then, just a few days ago, Larry Bird was quoted saying that he'd pick Kobe over LeBron if he wanted to win. James' response?

"It's simple, (Kobe) has five rings and I have none, so it's easy to say that," James said. "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," James said. "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.' "

Honestly, I dig what LeBron's saying. But now, we just need to quit the hating on him. There was probably some other NBA players out there who have most likely tweeted about the Griffin dunk as well, and I don't see Perkins mad at them. Stop going after LeBron all the time. It's getting annoying, actually.

But now with LeBron's last quote, everybody's starting a new trending topic on Twitter called #ThingsToBlameOnLeBron. Not surprised.

No, but seriously, cut the guy some slack. Hopefully all this ruckus can end once he can finally find a way to get a ring.
Written by Josh Dhani, Founder (Archive/RSS)

Josh has been writing since 2009 and founded FootBasket in April 2009. He also owns the website, Hardcourt Mayhem. For a full bio, check out JoshDhani.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshDhani


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