Kendrick Perkins isn't impressed with the NBA's response so far.
Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, protests erupted all across the country and they are still ongoing in some areas. Numerous sports leagues have taken a stand against racial injustice, including the NFL which plans to donate $250 million over the next 10 years as a way to combat systemic racism. Even the NBA has spoken up about racism as Adam Silver sent a memo to all of its teams.
However, not every NBA owner has come out and said something. Some figureheads like James Dolan have proven to be dormant in this time of need and this isn't sitting right with retired player Kendrick Perkins. During an appearance on ESPN's First Take, Perkins blasted the NBA's owners for not speaking up more and noted that it sets a bad example to the players who are hoping for some leadership and solidarity.
What makes this even more interesting is the fact that the NBA is expecting players to report to Orlando next month for the resumption of the NBA season. Some players have expressed wariness about returning to action as they don't want to distract from all of the protests that are going on.
With this in mind, things could get very interesting over the next few weeks.