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Chat With Kendrick Perkins

by Darnell Mayberry Published: September 30, 2011
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will take your questions at 4 p.m. today.
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will take your questions at 4 p.m. today.

ESPN.com is hosting a chat today with Kendrick Perkins.

The chat is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., but you can submit your questions now.

It should be an interesting session, depending, of course, on how ESPN chooses to moderate it. For starters, Perkins has essentially disappeared this off-season. No Thunder player has kept as low of a profile as the Thunder’s starting center. Russell Westbrook might be a close second, but the point guard at least is on Twitter and, if nothing else, rears his head for his weekly “#WhyNotWednesday.”

But how can we forget about the dust up down in Texas a few months back? The last, and perhaps only, time we heard from or rather about Perkins this summer was when he ran into some trouble with the law while hosting a basketball camp in Beaumont, Texas. There are lingering questions about the events of that weekend. And although we’ve heard an account of Perkins’ side of the story, we have yet to hear Perkins himself address the issue, and that question is likely to be asked. Whether it’ll get through is another story.

Another hot topic of late has been rumors of Perkins and Westbrook clashing. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if someone threw in a question about that reported incident. Kevin Durant recently addressed the alleged issue, and Perkins likely will be presented an opportunity to do the same today.

Other questions that could be of interest is why Perkins didn’t attend the team’s voluntary workouts in Austin recently, whether he will be in attendance for round two next week in Lexington, how has he progressed in his stated goal of slimming down and, of course, what he thinks about this whole lockout mess.

It should (or could) be a insightful afternoon chat. Get your questions in.

-DM-

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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