Report: Perkins arrested at nightclub
Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins was forced out of a nightclub in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, and arrested after attempting to fight the venue's manager, The Oklahoman reported.
Perkins, 26, was charged with public drinking and disorderly conduct after being taken into custody at the Jefferson County jail shortly after 4:00am local time Saturday. He soon posted $150 bail and was released.
The arresting officer said that "there were approximately 50 people gathered around Perkins as he was attempting to fight the manager."
Perkins eventually was forced out of the back door by the crowd, still attempting to fight others while yelling obscenities, The Oklahoman reported.
Officers first were alerted to trouble inside club at around 2:00am local time Saturday, with people emerging onto the streets complaining of fights and the use of pepper spray inside.
Perkins, who is widely regarded as one of the best low-post defenders in the NBA, had returned to his hometown to host a basketball camp at his old high school.
The report said that Perkins later suffered a seizure and fell onto concrete at his own home. He was treated for minor injuries at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas and released. A spokesperson later announced that Perkins was suffering from dehydration.
It apparently forced him to cancel a planned charity game that included Jackson, Thunder teammates Kevin Durant, James Harden and Eric Maynor and former Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo. He was also unable to attend a meal that closed his camp Friday night.
Perkins, who is listed as 6'10" and 280 pounds (), was a starter on Boston's 2008 championship team and last season helped lead the Thunder to an appearance in the Western Conference Finals.