Every time an opponent’s center runs up the court, Kendrick Perkins is there waiting for them to make their offensive possession difficult. By doing his work early on the defensive end, the long-time veteran and NBA champion sets the tone for how the entire 24 seconds of the shot clock will be played out down low. Over the years Perkins has been stout against the best offensive post players in the league, in addition to providing solid screening, good passing and his own brand of toughness to the floor each night. In terms of basketball IQ, Perkins understands the fundamentals of the game and where to be on the floor on the defensive end. He has also worked diligently to improve facets of his offensive game. From a leadership standpoint, Perkins calls upon his experience and uses his strong voice and winner’s mentality to help guide young Thunder players into being professionals.
What is a memorable community event you've done with the Thunder/in college?:
Lady (get her name) who was raising all her grandchildren. We remodeled her house for her.
Favorite professional sports team outside the NBA:
Favorite thing about representing the Oklahoma City community?
Representing it with pride, hard work and commitment.
Most important part of your game-day routine:
One person from history you wish you could meet:
Dream job if you weren't playing in the NBA:
Area of game you'd like to improve on this year:
Jump shots, rebounding, low-post game and finishing around the basketball.
When I need a laugh, first person I call is ___?
Non-Basketball sporting event you'd like to attend:
Best Non-Basketball Sports Movie:
Best Pre-Game Meal:
Spaghetti. Gotta have pasta!
Either/Or:Steak or Seafood?
Out to the movies or stay in and watch TV?
Stay in and watch TV
Summer or Winter?
Dogs or cats?
Ipod or Radio?
Lenses or no lenses?
Suit or sweats?
Sandals or sneakers?
Car or SUV?
Comedy or Action movie?
Batman or Superman?