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Lou Williams fires back at Kendrick Perkins for criticizing Clippers after loss to Sixers


Lou Williams fired back at ex-NBA player turned analyst Kendrick Perkins for the latter’s criticism of the LA Clippers’ defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via Twitter, Perkins slammed the Clippers for seemingly getting up to play only when they face the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams asked Perkins to stop the narrative. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year awardee believes that Perkins is simply nitpicking on the team.

Perkins retaliated by beefing up his argument. He shared his observation that the Clippers don’t showcase the same energy when they’re up against teams that are not the Lakers. Williams, meanwhile, firmly believes that their energy is just fine.

Since they sealed blockbuster deals over the summer, the Clippers and the Lakers have been pinned against one another. To recall, the Clippers landed two-way stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George which effectively turned their roster into title contenders. The Lakers, too, who already had LeBron James added Anthony Davis to the fold and a host of experienced veterans.

Even before the seasons started, analysts quickly deemed the Clippers and the Lakers as two of the best teams in the league. It also helped that both teams are located in the big market that is Los Angeles.

In the 2019-20 season, the two powerhouse teams have faced each other twice with the Clippers winning both games. Perhaps Perkins expects the team to be higher up the standings since they perform extremely well when matched up against the Lakers — the best team in the West.