Kendrick Perkins was always known as a man who never cracked a smile while playing in the NBA. He took BS from nobody, and that continues to be the case during his post-career at ESPN.
Over the weekend, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young sent out a tweet that said he’d heard rumblings that Kendrick Perkins had gotten tossed from a kids AAU game in Las Vegas after picking up double technicals arguing with referees.
“I have been coaching for three years and I have not been ejected one time. I’m trying to ask the ref a question and he would not talk to me. When he didn’t give me an answer, I blew off a gasket,” Perkins said.
Perkins further stat he called for the tournament director but got ignored in the process.
Despite so many layoffs at ESPN, it does not appear that Perkins will be one of those people, especially after other NBA folks like Jalen Rose and Jeff Van Gundy were already let go.
Kendrick Perkins played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers.
He finished with career averages of 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He won the 2008 NBA championship with the Celtics.
He was supposed to play in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, but it never came to past. Following his retirement, Perkins became an on-air sports commentator and analyst for ESPN and NBC Sports Boston including on ESPN television sports talk shows NBA Today, Get Up, First Take, and SportsCenter.
WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.