Tales of Kendrick Perkins career, playing with HOFers & how his kids are getting into the game

On The Right Time with Bomani Jones, Bomani is joined by Kendrick Perkins to discuss his new book “The Education of Kendrick Perkins,” what it was like being drafted by the Celtics out of high school, the championship team in 08, life after basketball, AAU, and so much more!

#TheRightTime with Bomani Jones and Kendrick Perkins
0:00 Intro with Bomani Jones
0:36 Bomani welcomes Kendrick Perkins
1:32 – What inspired Perk to write a book
4:40 – Growing up in Beaumont; diving into racism in the South
12:36- The Culture change going from Beaumont to Boston
15:00 – Perk reflects on his high school career
17:06 – Perk going to the NBA instead of college
19:12- Doc Rivers’ advice to Perk
21:45 Adapting to the NBA lifestyle;
24:08 Perk on learning Kevin Garnett was different
26:40 – Adjusting to high expectations during championship season;
30:03 – Common trait of the 11 hall of famers Perk played with
32:48 – The frustration of the games in Miami in 2012
34:54 This latest chapter of Perk’s life
37:50 – Being authentic on TV when talking basketball
39:37 – Perk on fatherhood and being a basketball dad;
43:26 – Do kids need to play all this AAU basketball?

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