It's the intangibles that we miss

While leading Thunder, Perk's bond with Boston was as clear as his trademark scowl

Updated: January 17, 2012, 2:27 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The moment was Kendrick Perkins in a nutshell.

During the first television timeout in Monday's Boston Celtics-Oklahoma City Thunder matchup, Boston paid tribute to its former center with a minute-long video that culminated with a shot of Perkins hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy inside a champagne-covered Celtics locker room in 2008 before three simple words appeared: "Thank you Perk."

Coming back onto the floor, with many players on both sides fixated on the ...

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