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Darius Bazley roots for OU: The Thunder rookie and Kendrick Perkins bet $500 on the Peach Bowl

Before Oklahoma faced LSU in the Peach Bowl Saturday, Thunder rookie Darius Bazley made a bold prediction.

“I got Oklahoma winning it all,” read a post on his verified Twitter account Saturday morning.

The No. 4 ranked Sooners have a tough matchup with Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and his No. 1 ranked Tigers. If OU was to upset LSU, it would take on the winner of Ohio State vs. Clemson in the National Championship Game.

On Saturday afternoon. Bazley dug in his heels. ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins, who played for the Thunder in 2010-2015, tweeted his support for LSU and Ohio State.

Bazley quote-tweeted Perkins’s post with the response, “Nah nah nah. OU All the way Perk.”

Perkins upped the ante, suggesting they put a “friendly $500” on it. Bazley accepted the bet via Twitter.

Their money is on the line when the Peach Bowl Kicks off at 3 p.m.

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Oklahoma City's Darius Bazley (7) celebrates a 3-point basket during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena,   Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.  [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Darius Bazley (7) celebrates a 3-point basket during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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