OKC Thunder Player Pages
Bio
#5 Kendrick Perkins
Position: C
Born: 11.10.1984
School: CLIFTON J. OZEN (TX) HIGH SCHOOL
Height: 6'10"
Years: 10
Weight: 280

Perkins has set the standard for toughness with the Thunder from the very moment he stepped into the locker room two seasons ago. The team’s starting center and defensive anchor sacrifices his body and statistics for the team by focusing completely on his role and giving himself to the team. By defending the opposition’s most physical post presence and concentrating on disrupting the pick-and-roll, Perkins makes defense his craft and communicates with the rest of the team from the back line. His constant chatter is a form of strength for the Thunder, as that communication is a key component in ensuring that all five players are in the right spot at the right time. On offense Perkins is known for setting great screens both on and off the ball to free up scorers, while also continuing to work on his elbow jumper and finishing around the rim.

Quick Hits
FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME:

"Apocalypto." It's just my favorite, the action and all, it's crazy. It's a wild movie.

FAVORITE MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN RECENTLY:

"Finding Nemo 3D," because of my kids.

LAST SONG PLAYED ON YOUR IPOD:

"Drop 4" by Lil Wayne

MOST MEMORABLE COMMUNITY EVENT WITH THE THUNDER:

We went and helped remodel a woman's house. She was taking care of six of her grandchildren and we went as a team into the house and helped put new carpet down, paint the walls, stuff like that. She was just so happy. She gave me a huge hug. I'll never forget that.

FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM OUTSIDE OF THE NBA:

Dallas Cowboys

FAVORITE THING ABOUT OKC, and WHY:

A have a lot favorites. It's a great place to live overall, outside of basketball. People are very friendly, it's a very Christian state … it's just a hard-working state, everybody works hard and gets what they earn.

FAVORITE TV SHOW, NOW AND PAST:

"Martin," period. All day.

FAVORITE CARTOON WHEN YOU WERE A KID:

It had to be "Doug"

FAVORITE ATHLETE WHEN YOU WERE A KID:

Hakeem Olajuwon

ONE PERSON YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET:

Bill Clinton

Quotable
I think the first thing is chemistry. That's the good thing about our team, we're not selfish and guys give up themselves even though guys would love to have 20-point games every night, it's just buying into the system and doing your role and doing what we need to do to take it to the next level. At the end of the day, when you win as a team everybody gets a piece of the pie and you don't have anything to worry about on an individual note. That's the great thing about it.
- Kendrick Perkins
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Stats
Career Highs
  Points 26 @ Milwaukee 03/15/09
  Field Goals Made 12 vs. Chicago 12/19/08
  Field Goals Attempted 16 @ Milwaukee 03/15/09
  Three Point Field Goals Made  
  Three Point Field Goals Attempted 1 (12x) MR: @ Phoenix 01/14/13
  Free Throws Made 8 (2x) MR: @ Milwaukee 03/15/09
  Free Throws Attempted 12 vs. Portland 12/05/08
  Offensive Rebounds 10 vs. Los Angeles Clippers 04/06/11
  Defensive Rebounds 14 (2x) MR: vs. Los Angeles Clippers 01/25/10
  Total Rebounds 20 vs. Detroit 03/05/08
  Assists 6 (3x) MR: vs. Detroit 11/09/13
  Steals 3 (6x) MR: @ Phoenix 01/10/13
  Blocks 7 (2x) MR: vs. Atlanta 04/03/09
  Minutes Played 48 vs. Charlotte 04/01/09
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