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Washburn: Perkins Needs To Grow Up

Technically, Perkins has to grow up - The Boston Globe

There is a way to get through to officials without storming away in disgust. Perkins can’t afford to argue every call vehemently. Rarely does he accept an interior foul call without a hand wave or a "who me?’’ expression. That wears on veteran officials, and Perkins is among the league leaders in technicals as a result. Perkins’s reactions do nothing but add to his reputation as a surly player with little control of his emotions. That’s not entirely true, but when was the last time Perkins approached Dick Bavetta and said, "Yeah Dick, I fouled him’’?

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