Posted on March 7, 2023

JJ Redick Calls Out Kendrick Perkins’ Irresponsible Race-Baiting Behavior

David Hookstead, Outkick, March 7, 2023

JJ Redick finds Kendrick Perkins’ views on NBA voters being racist absolutely disgusting.

Perkins has of late, attempted to claim NBA MVP voters must be racist because only three players outside the top 10 of season scoring leaders have ever won the MVP since the 1990s: Steve Nash, Nikola Jokic, and Dirk Nowitzki.

Apparently, that’s a sign MVP voters must be racist, and if Nikola Jokic wins again, it’s because he’s a white dude and nothing more.

{snip} Perkins appeared on “First Take” Tuesday morning, and attempted to double down. {snip}


“What we’ve just witnessed is the problem with this show where we create narratives that do not exist in reality. The implication, what you are implying, that the white voters are that vote on NBA are racist. That they favor white people. {snip} That’s exactly what you implied, Kendrick Perkins,” Redick unloaded {snip}

Then, like an immature child, Perkins shouted, “I stated the facts! I stated the facts, and you not about to sit up here like I’m [inaudible] … It’s the facts!”


Perkins later claimed after the explosive moment he’s been called a “coon” and a “racist,” but claimed to be “neither. The retired NBA player added, “I call out facts and not afraid to address the elephant in the room.”