MIAMI, FL - MAY 24: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts after he dunked against Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls in the second half of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Sometimes you get the feeling that LeBron James cant do anything right. No matter what he does, there is someone out there complaining and finding a way to make LeBron look like the bad guy. The latest example came thanks to some amazing slam dunks that took place a couple weeks ago. The first one was James' dunk against the Bulls where he leap frogged over Chicago's John Lucas and grabbed D-Wade's ally-opp pass with one hand and slammed it home.
The next day, Blake Griffin bested LeBron when he absolutely poasterized Kendrick Perkins, a play that probably been on ESPN at least 5 times a day since it happened. Like thousands of other people before him, LeBron saw the play and turned to Twitter to air out his thoughts on the amazing dunk, and that's what has gotten him in some hot water.
LeBron's Tweet: "Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I'm No. 2 now. Move over #6."
Perkins didn't take kindly to James' public comments on a moment that was not a proud one for Kendrick, and would soon after make his own contribution to the topic. He would go public, blasting LeBron for making comments on Twitter. Here is what Perkins said:
"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."
I'm sorry, all I heard is ‘blah blah blah, I hate LeBron.' Oh, and James didn't have a problem sticking up for himself and his tweet either. Following the Heat's loss to Orlando on Wednesday night, LeBron made it clear that he feels he did nothing wrong. Said LeBron:
"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. 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. I would never apologize about anything like that when I'm connecting to my fans."
"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.' "