Steph Curry will end career as 'top-10 player', Kendrick Perkins says

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

Bringing up the name Kendrick Perkins to Warriors fans is like putting a match to a flame. The 14-year NBA veteran has been public enemy No. 1 at times for Dub Nation. 

Not this time, though. 

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Perkins joined 95.7 The Game on Friday morning and poured praise on Steph Curry, saying the Warriors' two-time NBA MVP will go down as a top-10 player of all time. 

Perkins has caught fire for his feelings on the Warriors in recent weeks. As a former teammate of Kevin Durant on the Thunder, he had plenty to say about Golden State and KD's Achilles injury. 

"I think the Warriors' medical staff, I think the front office ... I think they dropped the ball," Perkins said earlier this month on ESPN's First Take. "And then all of a sudden you have a guy in Andre Iguodala who comes out on The Breakfast Club and kills the medical staff and says how they misdiagnosed him also, and how he was playing on, I guess, a fractured foot and they was telling him that he could play when he really wasn't supposed to be playing."

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Perkins also said the Warriors retiring Durant's No. 35 jersey number was a "sign of guilt" by Joe Lacob and the team's ownership. 

His comments on Curry will help his case with Warriors fans, but Perkins has a ways to go when it comes to Dub Nation.

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