Jusuf Nurkic experienced some words and phrases for NBA analyst and championship center Kendrick Perkins soon after the Portland Trail Blazers built straightforward work of the Denver Nuggets in Game 4. Article sport, Nurkic identified as the ESPN commentator a “clown” who would be a “mascot in today’s NBA” adhering to a Perkins tweet questioning Nurkic and Enes Kanter’s defensive acumen right after Recreation 3.

“I really don’t know if I can discuss about defense, some man, clown out there stating I’m one of the worst in the league. The dude named, I guess he’s an analyst, ESPN person Perkins, the big fella Perkins, Kendrick Perkins. I guess in this league right now, he’d be a mascot, I really do not know why he claimed that and I like him as a human being also. To say that things that was weak, I know he bought to get with tweets, but I’m not here for that. Coming from the dude who couldn’t engage in in this league now.”

Perkins’ preliminary tweet on Thursday:

Nurkic’s Activity 4 integrated 17 details, 6 rebounds, two blocks, a single guide and 1 steal. Extra importantly, he kept MVP favorite Nikola Jokic to 16 points, 9 rebounds and one particular support.

Perkins afterwards responded offering Nurkic credit history, but reminding him that he was no slouch on the defensive finish of the ground.

Perkins averaged 5.4 details, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1 aid over a 15-yr job with the the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma Town Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans. He was component of the Celtics’ 2008 title operate.