For whatever reason, the video (of Kendrick Perkins addressing a crowd of middle schoolers/walking without crutches) won’t load. Just click here to watch it on ESPN Boston.
Ah, the NBA offseason. The time of year when people see one of their team’s players giving a speech at some random school and think, “Hell yeah! He’s not even limping that badly! He’s supposed to come back in February, right? Screw that, he’ll probably be back by Christmas!” Silly them. But you know what, he’s not limping that badly. He’s got a little bit of swagger to him, yes, but that’s no limp. You know what? He’ll probably be back by Christmas!
That is, if the Celtics want him to get hurt again because they rushed him back too early. Perk will recover, people, but he’s going to need time. And it’s nice to see that he’s walking without crutches, but he’s still got quite a ways before he’s ready to lock down Dwight Howard in the post.