So far, as an analyst, former NBA big man Kendrick Perkins has become notorious for picking the wrong fight with a future Hall of Famer and infamous for incorrectly picking the wrong team to win games.
On the heels of his Twitter feud with Kevin Durant, in which Perkins, who currently works for ESPN, accused the NBA MVP of "the weakest move in NBA history" for joining the Warriors, Perkins was back at it Thursday ahead of the Portland-Houston game.
For context, Perkins' his track record of picking the winners of games as an analyst has been... shaky.
Sure, he's gotten his fair share of games correct, but even his employer ESPN was making fun of his terrible track record during last season's NBA playoffs.
If Perkins picked your team to lose that night, you might be the happiest fan in the world.
Heading into Thursday night, Channing Frye, co-host of the Talkin' Blazers podcast, picked Portland to upset the Rockets, which is a bet Perkins was enticed by.
I think the Blazers are gonna win this! https://t.co/ys9lGm4O1p— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) January 15, 2020
Game of the night has to be Portland @ Rockets and my boy @channingfrye got Portland and I got the Rockets!!! Trying to see if he wants to make a Gentleman’s bet. 🤷🏾♂️— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 15, 2020
The two apparently agreed to terms of the deal and "shook" on it.
🤝— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 15, 2020
The wager of this specific bet was not immediately known, but Perkins gave some clarity on how he usually bets.
I usually do $500— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 15, 2020
Perkins was... disappointed.
You win some, you lose some but you live, live to fight another day. You think you a man with this huh? Lol. Good bet. Can’t believe James tonight but Happy for Melo getting his revenge back on the Rockets— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 16, 2020
And it didn't take long for people to begin ackowledge the defeat.
👋— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 16, 2020
Perkins took the defeat like a champ. You win some, you lose some.
I knew this was coming. Good team win for y’all today my brother— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 16, 2020
The Twitter world was less than shocked that a Perkins pick eventually lost.
In Kendrick’s defense, predicting the future is tough.— Joel Perkins (@_joelperkins) January 16, 2020
You played in the @NBA and somehow you’re always wrong!— Ed Donovan (@edonomics) January 16, 2020
The ESPN analyst undoubtedly knows basketball. He's an NBA Champion. Sometimes, you're just wrong. And the social media world is happy to jump on those losses and make you never forget them.
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