Late in Oklahoma City’s loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was caught out of position defensively in a move that would have made no sense even if his teammates had been on the same page with the defensive-minded center. With Perkins strangely guarding the baseline and LeBron James’ off hand, Heat big man Chris Bosh was able to make a junior high cut straight to the front of the rim, wherein James dropped the obvious pass. The Heat went up four, and Miami’s win was just about sealed.
Upset, Perkins could be seen yelling at both Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin in the timeout huddle that followed. Did he want them to cover his man based solely on the premise that LeBron James – one of the NBA’s all-time unselfish superstars, for years to a fault – was bound to shoot going to his left? Or did he just appear indecisive, as it looked to the outsiders watching, and get caught? Watch the video: