One thing about Kendrick Perkins is the man always speaks the truth. He doesn't try and be politically correct and he doesn't just say what you want to hear. When asked how Game 7 would have turned out if he hadn't gotten injured, Perk had the following to say to the Boston Globe:
"If I would have played we would have won for sure. By double-figures."Absolutely 100% correct. I've been saying this all Summer. The Lakers were about to break in that 3rd quarter and get blown out in a deciding Finals game again to the Celtics. The only reason they were able to come back is that our top rebounder and defensive presence was out. We were a man down and though 'Sheed gave it a valiant effort, he could not play as both the starting and backup center. Maybe if 'Sheed's lazy ass had been in shape he could have played extended minutes at a high clip for one game, but we'll never know.
Truth is that with Perk 'Sheed's conditioning would be a mute point. As would Rondo's free throw shooting. Celtics would have won Game 7 by double figures as Perk says (I think it would have been by over 20 personally). Kobe, Fisher, Gasol, and the Lakers would have folded once again (Any team that loses a deciding game by 38 has no pride). They were itching to fold in that 3rd quarter, but with 'Sheed's back acting up and the Big 3 playing extended minutes we had no Perk to call on. And no matter what any purple and egg yolk Fakers fan says, that's the truth. Perk doesn't lie.
p.s. And I don't want to hear about a healthy Andrew Bynum. That's some crazy oxymoron. That man is injured 90% of the time. It's like the Celtics talking about a healthy Len Bias. JR 9/27/2010 05:39:00 PM Tweet