In the history of the NBA, the professional basketball player who skipped the college phase directly engaged to the NBA from school life, Kendrick Perkins, is one of them. He is a retired American basketball player. This man spread the lights of his talent in the field of basketball. He filled his bag of achievements with lots of awards, recognition, and success. His affluent career in basketball made him popular with all basketball-loving people. Currently, he is pursuing his career as an ESPN sports analyst.
He has lots of fans who are curious about his life history. In this article, we have mentioned all of the life histories of this man. Let’s take a dive.
Salary Accumulation Chart:
|Total Salary Earned:||$56.8 Million|
|Average Annual Salary:||$5 Million|
|Highest Earned Season (2014-15):||$9 Million|
|Total Salary Earned From Boston Celtics:||$18 Million|
|Total Salary Earned From Oklahoma City Thunder:||$28 Million|
|Current ESPN Salary as Sports Analyst:||$1.5 Million|
Kendrick Perkins Family & Education
Kendrick Perkins emerged to the world on November 10, 1984, in Nederland, Texas. The full name of Kendrick Perkins is Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins. His father was also a basketball player. He was raised by the care of his grandparents.
His basketball career began at the early of his life. In his school life, he went to the Clifton J. Ozen, which is now known as Beaumont Independent School District, in Beaumont, Texas. In his school life, he showed an impressive performance to all, and in a short time, he became able to draw the attention of the concerned. In his school senior year, he favored his team Ozen High to four consecutive district championships and in the one state championship scoring on average 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 7.8 blocked shots.
Professional NBA Career
He started to walk the path of professional basketball in 2013, and he stopped walking at the terminal of his retirement in 2018.
|Full Name:||Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins|
|Profession:||Sports Analyst & Former Basketball Player|
|Birth:||November 10, 1984, in Texas, USA|
|Height:||6 ft. 10 inches|
|Current Age:||37 years|
In his 14 years career in the NBA, he wore the jerseys of the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Canton Charge, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
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In the 2003 NBA draft, he was chosen by the Memphis Grizzlies in 27th overall for the 1st round. He spent his time with this team till 2011. His tenure with this team was the golden part of his career. During his time with this team, he favored his team to the winning of the NBA championship in 2018 with his attractive performance.
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From 2011 to 2015, he played for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2015 he partially played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Next season, he wore the jersey of the New Orleans Pelicans. In the following season, 2017-2018, he played for the Canton Charge. The last team of his career was the Cleveland Cavaliers. Like before, he partially played for the Cavaliers. Wearing the jersey of this team, he said ‘goodbye’ to the basketball.
In his entire NBA career, he played a total of 782 games. He scored 4214 points on average, 5.4 ppg, 4532 Rebounds on average, 5.8 RPG, 903 Blocks on average 1.2 mpg.
Kendrick Perkins Career Stats
Awards & Achievements
He was the glorified part of the winning of the NBA champion in 2008. Doc Rivers was the head coach of that team. Also, Kendrick got many awards, including McDonald’s All-American, First-team Parade All-American, Second-team Parade All-American, Texas Mr. Basketball, etc.
Kendrick Perkins Wife & Children
Kendrick Perkins took his longtime girlfriend, Vanity, as a partner of his conjugal life. On July 25, 2009, he sat for the marriage with her. In the family of Kendrick Perkins and Vanity Alpough, they have two children. They are Kenxton Perkins, Karter Perkins.
His cousin, Ethan Rusbatch, is also a basketball player. He played in the New Zealand NBL.
Height, Weight & Age
Kendrick Perkins is tall, up to 6 ft. 10 inches, and his weight is 122 kg. His playing position in the field of basketball is the center. He was used to playing in that position. Playing in this position, he gathered his record, success and also favored his professional team to the winning of lots of matches and tournaments.
He did not wear any definite jersey. Kendrick was seen running after the ball wearing the jersey numbers 43, 5, 3, 21. He is still alive, and his age is now 37 years.
Kendrick Perkins Net Worth
The net worth of this prominent basketball player is $18 million. A successful career in the field of basketball favored him to be a rich man. Most of the assets of this man are from the earnings of the basketball career.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.