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Perkins ‘cool’ with call

Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 2, 2009 @ 12:24 am In General | 1 Comment

It’s only the first half of the season and Kendrick Perkins [1] has already been whistled for nine technical fouls and a  Flagrant 2. His latest call against Jason Maxiell during Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons [2] earned him a $10,000 fine. But Perkins isn’t worried about developing a bad reputation around the league. If anything, he says, his early technicals helped the officials understand his game.

‘€œI think it’s mostly gaining the respect from the referees, having a better relationship,’€ he said prior to the Boston Celtics [3] game against the Minnesota Timberwolves [4]. ‘€œSo now when I get mad at a call they’re not just quick to jump on me. It’s more of a respect thing.’€

Perkins has noticed the referees have eased up since he got called for his ninth T in early December.

‘€œThey let me get physical on the block as far as defending people,’€ he said. ‘€œSo I think since I’ve calmed down ‘€“ I haven’t got a technical in about 25 games ‘€“ so I’ve been pretty cool.’€

As for the Flagrant 2 against Maxiell, Perkins attests he was not aiming for his neck. He’ll accept the consequences, though, knowing it comes with the territory of going hard on the court.

‘€œI think I’ve just got to keep going out there playing my game, being physical and just being smart at the same time,’€ he said. ‘€œThere are a lot of hard fouls that I’ve given that aren’t flagrant, so it’s cool.’€


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