Kendrick Perkins Biography
A native of Nederland, Texas Kendrick Perkins born Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins is a former professional basketball center and current ESPN commentator.
Perkins entered the NBA directly out of high school and played for the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New Orleans Pelicans, winning the NBA Championship in 2008 with the Celtics.
Kendrick Perkins Age
Perkins is 37 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 10th, 1984 in Nederland, Texas, United States.
Kendrick Perkins Height and Weight
Kendrick measures a standing height of 6 feet 10 inches tall which is equivalent to 2.08 meters tall. Additionally, he weighs 122 kilograms which is equivalent to 270 lbs.
Kendrick Perkins Family, Parents, and Siblings
Kendrick revealed that he was raised by his grandparents who lived on a farm in Nederland, Texas. He also said that his mother died when he was five years old. Additionally, he revealed that his father played professional basketball in New Zealand- where he stayed throughout – and never visited Perkins.
Kendrick Perkins Wife and Son
Perkins married his longtime girlfriend Vanity Alpough. The beautiful couple tied the knot on July 25th, 2oo9. Kendrick is a father of two. His firstborn son was born on September 10th, 2007. His second-born son, Kenton, was born on October 10th, 2011.
Kendrick Perkins Quavo
By 2018, Kendrick Perkins was a far cry from the scrappy hustle player who came straight out of high school in 2003 and helped the Big Three Celtics fulfill their prophecy. By this time, Perk was regulated to a locker room leader on the Finals-bound Cleveland Cavaliers. And by the time the playoffs rolled around, the 15-year vet was out of the rotation.
But that didn’t stop Perk from getting involved. So when LeBron James and the Cavs met the Toronto Raptors in the second round, Drake and Perk got into it on the sidelines. Although Drizzy is an honorary resident of the Greater Houston-Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area, he decided to have a light—but entertaining—shouting match with the Texan. Perk’s career might’ve been waning, but Quavo was inching towards its zenith. The Migos member was recording his debut solo album at the time, Quavo Honcho, when he saw the man who broke the Migos into the mainstream having words with Perk, which inspired him to take a jab at Perkins on the album’s song, “FUCK 12.”
“Every time your bitch phone rings she workin’,” Quavo raps in the song. “Get no playin’ time, Kendrick Perkins.”
Kendrick Perkins Nickname
He is mostly referred by Perkins. There is no known information about his other aliases.
Kendrick Perkins Rings
Perkins played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans, and Cavaliers. He won the 2008 NBA championship with the Celtics.
Kendrick Perkins Team and Contract
Perkins returned to the Cavaliers on April 11th, 2018. He signed a contract for the remainder of the season. The Cavaliers made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, where they lost 4–0 to the Golden State Warriors. Perkins was waived by the Cavaliers on July 17, 2018.
Kendrick Perkins College
In 2013, Kendrick graduated from Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas. While studying at the school, he led them to four consecutive district championships and one state championship during his high school career. Averaging 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 7.8 blocked shots a game as a senior, he led Ozen to a 33–1 record, with the only loss being a 66–54 setback to Fort Worth Dunbar in the state 4A championship game. After his senior season in 2003, Perkins was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Perkins was listed as the No. 3 center and the No. 6 player in the nation in 2003. He had originally committed to Memphis but opted instead to make the jump to the NBA straight out of high school.
Kendrick Perkins ESPN and Fox News1
After Perkins was retired. He became an on-air sports commentator and analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports 1, including on ESPN television sports talk shows The Jump, Get Up, First Take, and SportsCenter.
Kendrick Perkins Net Worth
Perkins has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Kendrick has made a large fortune from his career as a professional basketball player.