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The NBA landscape can change considerably over the course of just a few days, but certain facts hold true across long periods of time. For instance, anyone familiar with the league knows that New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is one of the top shot-blockers in the league, whether on the ball or in help. Those people also likely know that Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins does not have an especially varied arsenal of scoring moves.
Yet these known knowns did not stop Perk from challenging Davis in the post during the first quarter of Tuesday night's game in New Orleans. The result probably won't shock you:
The inevitability of the result makes it all the funnier. I'm not exactly sure what Perk thought would happen here, but Davis certainly doesn't seem to have been troubled much by the effort.
Davis continued to play well, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, six steals, and four blocks as the Pelicans spoiled Kevin Durant's 2014-15 debut with a 112-104 win. It might not surprise you to learn that Perk did not challenge Davis in this way again.
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