KD was pressured by teammates, coaching staff to play Game 5 – Kendrick Perkins | First Take Kendrick Perkins opens up about the events that led to Kevin Durant playing in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Perkins explains that he urged KD not to play if he wasn’t ready to go. (2:39) Perkins says KD left the Oklahoma City Thunder because he couldn’t be himself off the court, not because of Russell Westbrook.
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