In recent years, the Boston Celtics have seen more of their former players become trusted voices on national NBA television broadcasts than most teams. Paul Pierce’s recent Instagram faux pas notwithstanding.
Among the multitude of former players with ties to the Celtics to get into the broadcast game, Kendrick Perkins stands apart as one of the loudest voices in hoops punditry. Whether he’s right or wrong about a particular issue, the basketball world takes note whenever the 14-year NBA vet has a take.
As a player, Perkins was well-known for his toughness and tenacity on the court. Regardless of the obstacles he faced on a nightly basis, the 6-foot-10 center was never going to back down from a challenge.
That continues to be the case in his second career as a studio analyst and commentator.