Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins, aka, Kendrick Perkins is a former professional basketball center player and commentator in ESPN. Born on November 10, 1984, he is a talented basketball player. He is so talented in basketball that Perkins entered the NBA directly out of high and played for the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2008, Perkins won the NBA Championship with the Celtics.
The American former professional basketball center was born in Nederland, Texas, and grown-up by his grandparents, who lived on a farm. At the age of 5 years old his mother died, and his father was also a professional Basketball player. His father played in New Zealand. He completes his sixth grade at a private Catholic school. Perkins’ grandfather was very enthusiastic about the sport, which helped spark Kendrick’s passion.
Kendrick Perkins(36), born on November 10, 1984, is a professional basketball player and currently working as a commentator in ESPN. He was raised by his grandparents, who lived on a farm. The player’s mother died when he turned five. That he consider the worst phase of his life. His father was also a professional basketball player who played in New Zealand – where he stayed throughout – and never visited Perkins. He completes his sixth grade at a private Catholic school. Kendrick Perkins’s grandfather was very enthusiastic about sports, helping him to find his passion.
In addition to basketball, Perkins also likes to participate in pick-up football games as a defensive end and baseball as a first baseman. In the ninth grade, Perkins gave up baseball, and in the tenth grade, he stopped playing football. The former basketball player Perkins met with No.1 basketball player LeBron James in the seventh grade. The former basketball player later became good friends with Lebron during his time at ABCD Camp where they were teammates on the Oakland Soldiers. While his time in the AAU circuit beginning in eighth grade, Kendrick Perkins was on No. 3 rank, while LeBron was at No. 1 rank, and Chris Paul at No. 2 rank.
High School Career
The former basketball player Perkins, complete his graduation from Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas, in 2003. He takes high school team Ozen High to their first-ever four consecutive district championships. And one state championship while he is still in high school. While playing for Ozen High, his team averaging 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 7.8 blocked shots a game as a senior, he singles handly take his team to a 33–1 record, with the only one loss being a 66–54 setback to Fort Worth Dunbar in the state 4A championship game. The former basketball player was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game after finishing his senior season in 2003.
In 2003, he was listed as the No.3 center and the No.6 player in the nation. He had committed to the team Memphis but instead opted to jump straight from high school into the NBA.
Kendrick Perkins Net Worth
Talking about the net worth of Kendrick Perkins: Kendrick Perkins is an American professional basketball player and currently an ESPN commentator who has an estimated net worth of $18 million. He is a 6’10” long who played for Clifton J. Ozen High School, where he won four consecutive district championships for his team and was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game. During his time in the basketball era.
The former basketball player Perkins actually committed to playing his college basketball at Memphis but instead decide to go straight to the NBA. In 2003 NBA Draft Kendrick Perkins was drafted #27 by the Memphis Grizzlies. He is one of the guys who believe in himself more than anyone else. The former basketball player and ESPN commentator Perkins was immediately traded to the Boston Celtics. Where he played from 2003 to 2011 and won an NBA Championship for them in 2008. A trade was made in 2011, where Perkins trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Where he played like a champ until 2015. He was traded again to the Utah Jazz in February 2015 but was waived two days later and signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2012, The former basketball player and ESPN commentator Perkins won a Western Conference Champions with his team Thunder.