This morning on Get Up, Kendrick Perkins came in hot with the takes. In trying to pump up LeBron James, Perkins yelled that LeBron is 35. Why does this matter? Because, at that old age, Michael Jordan — who LeBron is chasing, per sports-talk TV — wasn’t competing for championships. Well, at least according to Perkins.
Per history, though, at the age of 35, Jordan was competing for rings. In fact, he was winning them.
For more evidence: check the 1998 NBA Finals.
"LeBron James is 35! Michael Jordan weren’t competing for a championship at 35!"
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 21, 2020
Sometimes, having the strongest sports opinion in the room leads to millions of dollars. Other times, it leads to hoping ESPN erases the archives.
Maybe a documentary on Jordan’s run would refresh us all on his career?
I won’t poke too much fun at Perkins. I’ll leave that to the savvy Twitter users who live for these moments:
Kendrick Perkins this morning:
"LeBron James is 35! Michael Jordan weren’t competing for a chip at 35!"
A 35 year old MJ took down the Jazz with an injured Scottie in ‘98…. pic.twitter.com/x3JsdlyAA2
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) August 21, 2020
— Particle Man (@JesseGladsaget) August 21, 2020
Oh, this one is funny:
Nba players looking at Kendrick Perkins any time he gets air time on ESPN shows pic.twitter.com/saOpriO5Ow
— john (@iam_johnw) August 21, 2020
Everytime Kendrick Perkins opens his mouth pic.twitter.com/Ghnfgg2hAr
— AirBall (@dallaz05) August 21, 2020
Let me remind Kendrick Perkins what Michael Jordan did at age 35.
A THREAD pic.twitter.com/hkx0qF9cwf
— OLDSKOOLBBALL (@Oldskoolbball1) August 21, 2020
— dashiel (@new_dash_snow) August 21, 2020
— Jon Knight: The Film Cave (@film_caveJK) August 21, 2020
Michael Jordan at age 35:
– Finals MVP
– Scoring Champ
– 1st Team All NBA
– 1st Team All Defense
LeBron James at age 35:
– Won a playoff game vs the 8th seed pic.twitter.com/34963D050g
— MJs GOAT (@MjsGoat) August 21, 2020
You have to have fun with it, right? And Perkins, to his credit, is:
Okay people I get it MJ won his last Championship at the age of 35…I didn’t have my coffee this morning and tripped out. I blame @Espngreeny and @GetUpESPN for waking me up so damn early to debate with @Realrclark25 about GOAT talk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 but Lebron is still the 🐐 carry on..
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 21, 2020
As always: coffee is important.