It appears that this NBA lock-out is getting under the skins of some players. Oklahoma City Thunder Center Kendrick Perkins was arrested early Saturday morning for disorderly conduct. Local police said the NBA player became intoxicated and belligerent in a Texas nightclub.
“He got drunk and wanted to fight everybody,’’ said Sergeant Marc Levy of the Beaumont police. “Almost started a big to-do.’’
Perkins, 26, was raised in Beaumont and was hosting a summer basketball camp. The former Celtic was scheduled to play in a celebrity exhibition game Friday at Ozen High School, his alma mater, but the game was canceled.
Levy said he was surprised by Perkin’s arrest because, “He’s always been nice to me.” Perkins was released after posting bail.