“It’s No Limitations On Their Game Really”: Ex-Celtics Player Compares Current Los Angeles Lakers Star With Kevin Garnett

Published 06/21/2020, 10:52 AM EDT


Fans who constantly stay updated with the happenings of the NBA would be aware of Kendrick Perkins’ outspoken personality. The former NBA champion manages to express his opinion on almost everything in and around the NBA, and this time he said that Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is a “generational talent.”

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Perkins recently made an appearance on Scoop B Radio podcast and at one point he made he mentioned the high respect he has for Anthony Davis. “He’s a guy that we’ve never seen before. He’s one of one, he’s a generational talent, Perkins said, as per Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson of Heavy.

Kendrick Perkins compares Lakers superstar Anthony Davis to Kevin Garnett

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Kendrick Perkins undoubtedly thinks AD is a generational talent.  However, there is a legendary player who can do almost everything Davis does. Here is Perkins’ viewpoint: “In my opinion, the closest guy that I’ve seen to Anthony Davis was Kevin Garnett when you look at the whole body of work that they both can do; their handles, their passing ability, their shot blocking, the way they defend they can switch from 1 through 5, they rebound at a high level.”

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“It’s no limitations on their game really. Offensively they both can shoot the 3. They both had post moves. KG had post moves. AD has post moves. KG could push the rock. AD could push the rock. But, AD is one of one man. He’s a generational talent.”

Kendrick Perkins makes the claim on Anthony Davis based on what he has witnessed from the big man so far. The addition of Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers certainly seems to be a perfect match as Davis delightfully partners LeBron James on the court. 

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The Los Angles Lakers would head into the Orlando bubble with plenty of confidence in their minds. A much-yearned championship would largely fulfill the desire of Anthony Davis. An NBA championship after eight years of making his entry into the league. For LeBron James, it is about extending the path of his greatness and one step towards rewriting a legacy. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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