Former Boston Celtics championship center and current ESPN Analyst Kendrick Perkins has picked the rival Milwaukee Bucks to come out of the Eastern Conference and win the NBA Championship in June.
On the October 27 edition of ESPN First Take, when asked if the Bucks had shown him that they were the team to beat in the East, Perkins said they were.
“They didn’t have to show me a damn thing Molly I already picked them to be the team in the East I picked them to win the East matter of fact I got them winning the NBA Championship,” Perkins said.
Hard to hear former Boston Celtics big man openly back main east roadblock
This is very hard to hear after Perkins was such a big part of the 2008 NBA Championship team with the Celtics. While we all love his contributions to the team in the past and all the support over the years, Boston Celtics fans disagree with this take.
And feel a bit of heartbreak hearing the lack of faith from someone who got to experience what the city of Boston is like when the Cs are on top.
The Celtics have one of the best starting lineups ever assembled; at least on paper. Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Kristaps Porzingis are five players who can go and score 25 points on any given night. While the Bucks are as top-heavy as a team is in the NBA, the Celtics are deeper and thus, should be universally recognized as the team to beat in the East and the NBA.
It is fair to say that the Bucks, loaded to the gills with Giannis and Lillard in tow, will be the C’s biggest roadblock, but Boston has more than enough firepower to match up with them.