Former Cavs Center Claps Back at Paul Pierce After Disparaging Comments on LeBron James

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins was not happy with Paul Pierce’s criticism of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

Pierce claimed that James’ legacy was in danger after losing Game 1 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

Perkins fired on back at his former Boston Celtics teammate on Twitter.

Pierce has been known to take shots at James and his legacy. However, for him to question James’ status after just one game is a little over the top.

In addition, James scored 23 points and added 17 rebounds and 16 assists in the Lakers’ 100-93 loss.

After everything that James has done in his career, it’s silly to judge him on one game in one playoff series.

The city of Cleveland will forever be indebted to James for ending its championship drought. James and the Cavs won the 2016 NBA Finals after being down 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors.

If anything should define James’ legacy, it’s that series.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.