Thunder center Kendrick Perkins arrested in Texas at night club
by Darnell Mayberry
Modified: August 14, 2011 at 11:26 am •
Published: August 13, 2011
/articleid/3594497/1/pictures/1397442"> Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) talks to the media during Oklahoma City Thunder practice on Monday, April 18, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Perkins did not attend the banquet that concluded his camp Friday night.
Reports surfaced Friday morning of Perkins being involved in an accident Thursday night at a house party at Jackson's mother's Port Arthur home. KBTV-TV reported that Perkins was taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas after collapsing at the home. The station reports Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton said someone called the fire department to report Perkins had suffered a seizure and fell on the concrete. Perkins reportedly was treated for minor injuries before being released.
The Thunder, under NBA rules, cannot comment on the incident. All NBA teams are prohibited from discussing anything related to players during the NBA lockout without clearance from the league office.
In June, Thunder guard Nate Robinson was cited for public urination outside of a Barnes and Noble in White Plains, N.Y. Robinson was released on $100 bail.
Perkins and Robinson were both acquired last year in a midseason trade with Boston that sent Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic to the Celtics.
Four days after acquiring Perkins, the Thunder signed him to a four-year contract extension worth more $34.8 million.
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...