By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
Kendrick Perkins made his initial (and hilarious) debut on TNT’s ‘Shaqtin’ A Fool’ last Thursday.
The segment is a weekly countdown of the NBA’s biggest blunders, properly narrated by league legend Shaquille O’Neal.
And Perkins’ first appearance was one for the ages, highlighting his strange affinity for the point guard position in one brief compilation of awkward open court moves, capped by a pass to no one and a tongue-lashing for the closest ref in sight.
And…back by popular demand…Perkins provided an encore performance last night, showing up for the second straight week as the anchor in O’Neal’s countdown.
The Thunder big man earned the honor during the Laker game last Friday night, when, after receiving a Russell Westbrook pass on the fast break, Perkins quickly delivered a slick behind-the-back pass to what, once again, appeared to be no one.
But unlike last time, this one had a recipient, landing in the awaiting (and surprised) arms of Laker star Kobe Bryant. Not likely the intended target.
Perkins play is nominee #5, beginning at the 1:12 mark. But if you enjoy NBA bloopers, I’d suggest watching the entire thing.