Kendrick Perkins publishes his first book next year

Kendrick Perkins tells his own story in a new book due out February 21, 2023.

“The Education of Kendrick Perkins,” co-authored by Seth Rogoff, is a 304-page memoir sharing Perkins’ insights into his basketball career, race, and fatherhood.

“Both on and off the field, Perk has earned a reputation for his outspokenness and conviction – his unwavering sense of right and wrong. Now he tells it all, offering the sporting insights for which he has become a stellar ESPN commentator. , and for the first ever, sharing candid views on racial justice, political awareness and fatherhood.Years of playing against and alongside giants like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James helped shape Perk’s athleticism, but it is a story of its own, the story of an education.

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After a 14-year career, the former NBA champion has become a staple on ESPN giving his analysis and opinions on shows like First Take, The Jump and Get Up.

He is also the co-founder of the Beaumont Panthers, who completed their first season earlier this year. The team went 8-16 in its inaugural Basketball League (TBL) season and came in seventh place in the Central Division standings. Lyle Hexom was second in the league in rebounds per game (12.6) and tied for first in blocks per game (2.3).