Kendrick Perkins

Quick Facts

Full Name Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins
Birth Date November 10, 1984
Birth Place Nederland, Texas, US
Nick Name Kendrick
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
High School Clifton J. Ozen High School (Beaumont, Texas)
College Not available
Playing Career 2003 – 2018
Zodiac Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Rat
Father’s Name Kenneth Perkins
Mother’s Name Ercell Minix
Grandmother’s Name Mary Minix
Grandfather’s Name Raymond Minix
Age 37 years old
Height 6 feet 10 inches
Weight 122 kg
NBA Draft 2003
Shoots Right
Food Habits Non-veg
Chest Size Not available
Biceps Size Not available
Waist Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Career Highlights 
  • 2008 NBA champion
  • 2003 McDonald’s All-American
Points  4,214 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds  4,532 (5.8 rpg)
Blocks  903 (1.2 bpg)
Build Strong, muscular
Marital Status Married
Children Four
Wife Vanity Alpough
Jersey Number 45, 5, 3, 21
Shoe Size Not known
Playing Position Centre
League TBL
Net Worth $60 Million
Annual Salary $1.5 million
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebookLinkedin
Merch  Notebook
Last Update September 2022

Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins now works as a sports analyst for ESPN. He went directly from high school to the NBA.

Since then, the athlete has represented the New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics.

Throughout his playing career, Perkins took great pleasure in playing the enforcer, a physically imposing player who wasn’t hesitant to get in an opponent’s face or deliver a harsh penalty.

On the other hand, Kendrick’s teammates gave a different account. Kendrick was renowned for being the ideal teammate—someone who gave his colleagues courage and encouragement.

Additionally, Perkins and the Celtics won the NBA Championship in 2008. Interested in learning more about Kendrick Perkins? If so, be sure to finish reading this post!

Childhood And Family

On November 10, 1984, Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins was born in Nederland, Texas, in the United States. The footballer was raised by his farm-dwelling grandparents.

When Kendricks was five years old, his mother passed away, and his father was a professional basketball player in New Zealand. His father never came to see him; he remained in New Zealand the entire time.

Kendrick went to a Catholic private school. He became interested in sports because his grandfather was a big supporter.

In addition to hoops, Perkins also participated in baseball, pick-up football, and first base in baseball. The player eventually gave up playing football and baseball in the tenth grade.

Are Kendrick Perkins and LeBron James Childhood Friends?

When Kendrick was a seventh-grader playing for the Houston Hoops, a team that competed against LeBron’s Ohio Shooting Stars, Kendrick first met LeBron James.

Later, while they were colleagues on the Oakland Soldiers at ABCD Camp, the athlete grew close to LeBron.

Beginning in the seventh grade, Kendrick held the No. 3 spot on the AAU circuit. Similar to how LeBron was voted one, Chris Paul was ranked second.

How did Kendrick Perkins Start His Career?

From Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas, Kendrick graduated in 2003. He guided Ozen High to four straight district titles and one state title during his time in high school.

Senior year, Kendrick averaged 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 7.8 blocks per game as he guided Ozen to a 33-1 record.

The only defeat came from a 66-54 loss to Fort Worth Dunbar in the 4A state final. Following his senior year in 2003, Perkins was selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Perkins, a five-star recruit, was regarded as the nation’s third-best center and sixth-best player in 2003.

The youngster elected to enter the NBA right out of high school despite having already committed to Memphis.

Kendrick Perkins playing basketball (Source:

Professional NBA Career

In the 2003 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Perkins with the 27th overall choice. He was quickly moved to the Boston Celtics for Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones along with Marcus Banks.

Kedrick made a name for himself as one of the Celtics’ toughest players during the 2004–2005 season. He frequently reached double digits in points and rebounds throughout the 2006 NBA Playoffs, turning in arguably of his greatest performances of his career.

In 2011, Kendrick and Nate Robinson were exchanged for Jeff Green and Nenad Krsti by the Oklahoma City Thunder. After that, he extended his deal with OKC for a number of years.

The participant aided the Thunder in getting to the 2012 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games. Kendrick then signed on with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015.

The Cavaliers made it to the NBA Finals in 2015, but the Golden State Warriors defeated them in six games. During the 2015 summer, Perkins signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

After that, Perkins re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017, making a second appearance with the Cavs. In 2018, the Cavaliers made it to the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors swept them.


  • 2008 NBA champion
  • 2003 McDonald’s All-American
  • 2003 First-team Parade All-American
  • 2002 Second-team Parade All-American
  • 2003 Texas Mr. Basketball


The athlete initially started working as more of a freelancer than an employee, performing some studio work for ESPN and Fox Sports 1.

ESPN eventually started hiring him after he formally announced his retirement in a fun podcast with insider/reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. After that, ESPN offered Kendrick a two-year contract extension.

He worked as the principal commentator for Hoop Streams, the network’s on-location digital NBA pregame program on the ESPN App, Twitter, and YouTube, alongside host Cassidy Hubbarth.

Later, Perkins worked as a sports analyst and commentator for Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports Boston, NBA Today, First Take, and Get Up on the ESPN television network.

The player also provided content for “The Jump,” “Get Up,” and “SportsCenter.”

Kendrick Perkins ESPN (Source: Instagram)

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What is the Physical Measurement of Kendrick Perkins?

37 years old is Perkins’ age. According to the Chinese zodiac, he was born in the year of the rat. His zodiac sign is Scorpio as well.

At 6 feet 10 inches tall and 122 kilograms, the player is a towering figure. Kendrick used to spend a lot of time working out in the gym back when he was a player.

For instance, the footballer put a lot of effort into his body over the summer of 2002. Every day, Perkins rose early to go for a two-hour run. He then worked on the court for a few hours and spent a few more hours doing weights.

The athlete continued to hone his physique and conditioning. By 2006, Kendrick had shed 53 pounds of body fat and changed his massive frame into an NBA body that was continuously changing.

Even if the former player’s body is not as “chiseled” as it was during his playing days, it is still in excellent condition.

What is the Reltionship Status of Kendrick Perkins?

Kendrick wed Vanity Alpough, his longterm partner. Vanity and Kendrick fell in love in high school despite going to different high schools.

While her husband, Perkins, constantly claims that they have been together since the 10th grade, Vanity confessed that they had been together since the 11th grade.

The couple decided to get married on July 25, 2009, at the Carlton, Woods Country Club in Woodlands, Texas, after dating for several years.

Additionally, they held a grandiose wedding ceremony where they exchanged vows in front of more than 200 guests, 17 bridesmaids, and 17 groomsmen.

Because Kendrick wed Vanity 18 days before her 24th birthday, the ceremony seemed extra meaningful.

The couple’s first child, Kendrick Jr. Perkins, was born on September 10, 2007, two years before they were wed.

Likewise, on October 10, 2011, Kenxton Raymond Perkins, their second child, was born. Since Vanity gave birth to twins on October 25, 2015—a son named Kanter Perkins and a daughter named Zoey Perkins—the Perkins family has become more well-known.

Kendrick Perkins with his family (Source: Twitter)

Interesting Facts

  • Kendrick is a devout Catholic. He used to be an altar boy, though his height made it difficult to find an alb that fit him.
  • Perkins posted a $1,000 bond on a misdemeanor assault charge on October 10, 2013. Following a traffic accident, he allegedly punched a man and a woman.
  • In 2020, Kendrick Perkins’ children made headlines for spending $16,000 on Fortnite, causing Perkins’ credit card to be declined.
  • Kendrick Perkins is responsible for giving Lakers veteran Rajon Rondo the most accurate nickname ever, the ‘Playoff Rondo’.
  • Ethan Rusbatch, Perkins’ cousin, is a New Zealander who plays in the NBL.


Kendrick Perkins, a former NBA player, is well renowned for his kindness to residents in Southeast Texas, especially during the holiday season. The athlete was raised in Beaumont where he was born.

The footballer worked with his Beaumont Panthers squad to give out gifts to deserving families. Perkins claims to be fortunate and wants to make sure that everyone else in the neighborhood has a happy holiday.

The ESPN sports analyst solicited for nominations directly on social media and was met by five families. He then chose families according to their needs.

Kendrick utilized the kids’ individual Christmas lists because he wanted to make sure they got the presents they really wanted. Additionally, he and his group had planned a free turkey handout.

How was the Networth Value of Kendrick Perkins?

Kendrick Perkins participated in the NBA for 15 years before finally retiring in 2018. The athlete enjoyed a fruitful NBA career. His earnings from his NBA career are over $60 million.

The former Celtics great reportedly makes $1.5 million from ESPN and other networks in addition to his NBA income.

The estimated current net worth of Kendrick Perkins is $40 million.

Before being released, the athlete made $2.37 million during his final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Additionally, he received $2.62 million over three years from the Boston Celtics for his first NBA contract.

Kendrick Perkins has a private collection of high-end automobiles in addition to his current NBA salary. He also has a $850,000 Mediterranean-style property in Tomball, Texas.

Social Media

Instagram: @kendrickperkins
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