If you watched ESPN’s First Take today, you might have witnessed one of the most hilarious analogies ever made by a sports analyst. Kendrick Perkins, the former NBA champion and current ESPN commentator, was asked by host Molly Qerim about his thoughts on the Golden State Warriors’ chances to win the NBA title after they defeated the Sacramento Kings in Game 5 of the first round series.
Kendrick Perkins Arrest Warrant Analogy about Warriors Goes Viral
The Warriors, who were down 2-0 in a series for the first time, have won three straight games against the Kings, and are now one win away from advancing to the second round. Perkins, who had originally picked the Kings to win the series, admitted that he was nervous about his prediction. He did not use a conventional way of expressing his anxiety, instead he compared his emotions to someone with multiple arrest warrants driving across the country.
“Watching the Golden State Warriors, they got me more nervous than a brother with multiple arrest warrants driving across country,” Perkins said. His analogy left his co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim speechless as they laughed at how crazy it was. You could hear Smith say “My God” as he tried to to stop himself from laughing. The clip of Perkins’ arrest warrant analogy quickly went viral on social media, with many fans and celebrities reacting to it. Some praised Perkins for his originality and humor.
Perkins is known for his outspoken and controversial opinions on basketball and other topics. He often clashes with other analysts and players on air, and on social media. He has also been involved in several feuds with former teammates and coaches, such as Kevin Durant.
Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that Kendrick Perkins is never boring. He always brings something new and unexpected to the table, and sometimes he makes us laugh with his wild analogies. He’s definitely the most entertaining personality on ESPN not named Stephen A. Smith.