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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Video: Perkins on First Take

By Chris Forsberg



After returning to the court Tuesday night for the first time since tearing his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins phoned into ESPN's First Take Wednesday morning to discuss the moment. Perkins admitted it's going to take some time to get back into game shape, but he didn't hesitate to say the team is better with him back on the floor.

"Defensively, we're a lot better," said Perkins. "Offensively, we get better as far as execution; Guys have been playing together for three or four years now -- the starting 5 -- and we know each other. We know each other's weaknesses and we know each other's strengths. That should help a lot."

Perkins also opines on teammate Shaquille O'Neal, including his desire to put Jenny Craig out of business with his "Shaq O'Meals" weight-loss plan.

Click HERE to watch the interview.