Big Perk going to get a big promotion?
Kendrick Perkins has rapidly become a prominent figure in ESPN’s NBA coverage and may be on the verge of assuming a more significant role.
According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, Perkins is a strong candidate to join ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show as a full-time member, potentially replacing Jalen Rose, who was recently released as part of the network’s layoffs.
While Perkins has faced criticism for falling for fake tweets and making erroneous claims about NBA MVP voting, these remarks generated widespread attention and shifted the tone of the MVP debate.
Whether viewers appreciate or criticize his takes, Perkins undeniably captures the spotlight and attracts attention to himself and the network. ESPN might see value in offering him a larger platform to express his opinions, as it could potentially boost ratings.
Since retiring from professional basketball in 2018, Perkins has become a consistent presence on ESPN, and he is expected to continue playing a significant role in the network’s NBA coverage as they undergo major personnel changes for the upcoming season.