Kendrick Perkins was debating with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s “First Take” about who the Los Angeles Clippers’ leader is. He made a direct comparison to the Golden State Warriors.
The TV analyst claimed Paul George is the leader of the team over Kawhi Leonard due to his ability to be more vocal with his teammates.
He compared the situation to the Golden State Warriors, saying Draymond Green has a central role in the team’s leadership being more active than Stephen Curry in that department.
“Steph (Stephen Curry) is not their (Golden State’s) leader,” said Perkins. “Draymond Green is their leader. He’s the one that’s doing all the talking. He’s the vocal guy. He’s the one that we hear all the time. Although Steph is the culture, he’s the franchise. But he’s not the leader. It’s a difference.”
Curry is finally back to being healthy after playing just five games last season. In those five games, he averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.
The Warriors will try to get back in the postseason, after posting the worst record in the league last season.