Kendrick Perkins Cries Foul, Boston Celtics Host Pity Party

May 27th, 2010 by Ben Steigerwalt Leave a reply »
Let me put it this way.

You’re a kid and your mom tells you not to do something. You do it anyway. You get in trouble.

That’s the way it works, right?

Well, apparently not if the NBA is your mom and you play for the Boston Celtics. Then, as we’re seeing now with Kendrick Perkins, you set off a firestorm of controversy. 

Like getting Dad’s permission to do what Mom said was unacceptable.

Fans and columnists will cry, “The NBA is fixed!”  People will watch video clips and wonder why Perkins was issued two technical fouls.

But let’s stop and wonder something else altogether. Let’s wonder how, in only 16 postseason games, Perkins has managed to accumulate seven techs.

If technical fouls No. 2 and No. 5 were questionable, would we be hearing this outcry. Heck, they might have actually been bad calls. I certainly didn’t hear about them.

We’re bound to hear Boston Celtics fans defending the team. And I’m fine with that.

But if the NBA upholds the technical foul calls and suspends Perkins (as they should, if ...

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