Kendrick Perkins says he has to get to a Sacramento Kings game

Oct 30, 2023, 2:24 PM | Updated: Oct 31, 2023, 8:18 am

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings goes up to attempt a s...

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On the heels of last year’s impressive season, the Sacramento Kings have jumped out to a 2-1 start after Sunday night’s thrilling win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Former NBA center and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins joined The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper to discuss how the culture has changed in Sacramento, share what young teams need to do to become NBA title contenders, and much more.

Plus: Perk says he wants to attend a game at Golden 1 Center to take in the atmosphere of a Kings game.

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Topics Discussed with former NBA center Kendrick Perkins

  • How much better do the Kings need to get defensively to make a jump?
  • Perkins thinks Sacramento’s defense will improve this season
  • “When I think about the Kings, they’re going to get better defensively.”
  • Perkins says he wants to attend a game at Golden 1 Center
  • “I got to get to a game. If I have to take [work] off, I’m coming to one of those games.”
  • Perkins says that Domantas Sabonis is one of the best centers in the NBA
  • “I’m following my eyes. And my eyes tell me that he is one hell of a basketball player.”
  • LeBron James played in Sacramento on the 20th anniversary of his NBA debut. Perkins reflects on playing against James back when they were in seventh grade.
  • What does it take for a young team to become an NBA champion?
  • Perkins says chemistry is a crucial part of becoming a champion
  • What does Perkins think of the job that Mike Brown has done with this Kings team?
  • Perkins points out the relationships that Brown has built with players
  • Perk says Sacramento has become a point of interest in the NBA: “Ya’ll done changed the culture out there. It’s rockin’. Ya’ll making Sac look like Jay-Z and Beyonce. Everyone wants to pull up.”

Listen to The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper from 2 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Drive Guys.

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

Did somebody ask for more Kings vs. Warriors?

For what seems like the 100th time over the past 101 games, Sacramento and Golden State will meet once again on Wednesday night–the second time over the first four games of the regular season.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Warriors coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown San Francisco.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Saturday, November 4th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Monday, November 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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