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Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:00 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2011 5:50 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young and Ben Golliver.

Update 2: Via the AP, a statement from police in Beaumont, Texas, said officers saw a large crowd outside The Ticket night club just after 2 a.m., and received complaints of fights and pepper spray inside. An officer saw about 50 people inside around Perkins, who police said was attempting to fight the club’s manager. The statement said the crowd pushed Perkins out the back door of the club, where he continued to yell obscenities and start other fights.
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Update: An earlier version of the KFDM report stated that Milwaukee Bucks forward Stephen Jackson was also arrested, but that report has been modified to clear Jackson. A TMZ.com report also states that only Perkins -- and not Jackson -- was arrested. 
 
Original Post: According to KFDM in Texas, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was arrested in his hometown of Beaumont, TX early Saturday morning. He was booked at about 4:00 a.m. on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Perkins posted bond of $150 and was shortly released.

So, what happened? At this point, nothing concrete is known. Some accounts involve a fight with Perkins, Stephen Jackson and old teammate Rajon Rondo. The group, along with Eric Maynor and Kevin Durant, were all in town for Perkins' basketball camp and celebrity game. However, the celebrity game was cancelled after Perkins reportedly had an incident in Jackson's Port Arthur home late Thursday.

According to reports, a "27-year-old male" was taken from Jackson's home via ambulance to a hospital (Perkins is a 27-year-old male). He was treated for "minor injuries" and released. A spokesman for Perkins said that the Thunder center was suffering from dehydration and was told to rest.

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All the details are very sketchy and there's no real known facts at this point, but here's what we know: Perkins was arrested. For what exactly, isn't known. Fighting? Being loud? Who knows. Regardless, for the Thunder, this is the first black eye the squeaky clean franchise has taken. The worst thing before this? Probably either Nate Robinson peeing in public or Nenad Krstic chucking at chair at someone.

Hey, a first for everything, right OKC?

Obviously there can't be any discipline, at least not right now, because the players are locked out. But once the players return, I'm curious to see whether general manager Sam Presti will take any action on it. Like I said, the Thunder are run as a very clean-cut, no-nonsense type of franchise. The idea is to give a conservative community a high character team to root for. Clearly, this isn't going to be something the Thunder are happy about.

But these type of incidents are prone to happen, especially when players are bored in a lockout. I mean, just look at that related content box. Players are having a hard time staying out of trouble. Perkins' incident -- while in reality, pretty minor -- is just another one on the pile.
Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

The guy does his job out there.He's not a young Shaquille O'Neal, or Yao Ming or Dwight Howard..He plays good D, Grabs some Boards..that's about it.I would love to see you go into the paint on Perkins, he would wipe any smile you had on your face away some quick.

I take this report with a grain of salt, how do we know the cops didn't get all scared when they seen the size of the guy?



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

I wonder what players learn at Kendrick Perkins basketball camp. Day 1 how to take up space. Day 2 how not to score or rebound. He is the most overrated player I've ever seen. He and Joba Chamberlain should get medals for being the two most highly regarded yet completely useless pro athletes on the planet.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 11:09 am
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

As the lock out continues so will stories such as this one. The NBA has a hidden ice berg of players with the potential of behaving badly. Boredom is the devils playground and its only a matter of time these "juvi's" get bored with their video games. Strip club brawls, fraud, mayhem, drinking alcohol, guns, pot use......its all going to unravel. Look what YOU have created Mr. Stern......a gang of punks with dough to spend on nonsense. Good bye NBA as we know it, hello to Hoodlumville.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

The boys have too much time on their hands.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

Perkins's agent will next try to blame the "incident" on the Texas heatwave and drought. First step was the "dehydration and rest" story.

Only problem is temp would have been around 85 to 90 degrees at 3 or 4 am.

I get the feeling more facts will come out. But I feel Perkins is not a bad actor and he will have been doing something stupid but nothing that reflects him being a bad person.

But as for the Thunder, this is what the team asked for in feeling they needed a player who would not back down and had a tough edge to him. Fair or not, many times when players have that edge in their game on the court, it carries over to some of their affairs away from the court.

The Thunder will tell him when they are allowed to talk to him that he has to act smarter. And he is smart enough to understand this before the team has that chance. This is the risk you have to run as a team to get a hard nosed player. But this incident as the story is now very minor.




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

The lockout has prompted Perk to switch from Hennessy to Colt 45 in order to make his drinking dollar go further. He couldn't handle it and got right f*&ked up!!!!!


HAHAHA ... Classic!



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

Wonder if he still has that angry looking scowl on his face when he's drunk. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

I'm shocked that it took him this long to get into trouble knowing how hot headed he is and hanging around Stephen Jackson, now you know something like this can and will happen, lol.



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Thunder C Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas

The lockout has prompted Perk to switch from Hennessy to Colt 45 in order to make his drinking dollar go further. He couldn't handle it and got right f*&ked up!!!!!


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Since: Mar 31, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:48 pm
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