Kevin Durant declared Zach Randolph the best forward in the league.
"You canít stop him," Durant said. "Heís an animal . . . Heís the best power forward in the league."
Kendrick Perkins didnít rubber stamp that endorsement. Perkins declined to name his top power forward, but itís not Randolph.
ďIf he says so,Ē Perkins said about Durantís opinion. ďI donít agree . . . Iím not going to give my opposing opponent the credit that I got to go against. So if Kevin says (Randolph is) the best power forward, then thatís Kevinís opinion.íí
After being told in a news conference about Durantís compliment, Randolph said, ďOh, yeah, I got to agree with that. Thanks, KD. I appreciate it.Ē Randolph also said that, overall, ďI donít get lot of respect that I deserve.íí
Certainly not from Perkins. Informed what the Boston big man had said, the 6-9, 255-pound Randolph told FOXSports.com:
ďPerkís good, but all Perk can do is foul me. Thatís the only thing he can do. The best thing about his defense on me is to foul me . . . He canít (stop Randolph). Heís too slow. Heís a big body. He can foul.
ďI donít think nobody in the league can stop me. Not only Perk. I tell Perk to his face. I already told him before.íí