Kendrick Perkins knew the Heat were better than the Bucks

From Riley to Spo to Butler, Perkins praises Heat Culture on Hoch and Crowder
ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins
ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins Photo credit © Kyle Terada | 2018 Jun 8

The NBA has been put on notice. The Miami Heat are good.

Almost nobody had the Heat getting past Milwaukee in the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs, let alone taking a commanding 2-0 series lead.

While this may come as a shock to some that follow the NBA, ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins has been trying to warn everyone that the Heat are coming.

“They got culture.”

It’s that simple for Perkins. Heat culture is responsible. From Pat Riley to Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Perkins can’t get enough of the HEAT Culture, one he calls “different than any other culture in the NBA.”

The former NBA champion has so much respect for what has been established down in Miami that he wishes he could have had a chance to experience it first hand.

“If there was one organization I wish I could have played for in my career it would have been the Miami Heat because of their Culture. Their foundation, what they expect from their players and the way they go about themselves.”

Perkins joined Hoch and Crowder Thursday on 790 the Ticket and 560 the Joe WQAM after Miami’s 116-114 victory in game 2. He admitted he expected a Bucks victory in game 2 but after the first quarter, it was clear Miami’s mindset was “like they were down 1-0.”

“This is the mindset of leadership, though. This is the mindset of Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra and Udonis Haslem.”

Perkins didn’t hold back when praising Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra either.

“They got one of the best coaches in the game. One of my top 5 greatest coaches of all time in Erik Spoelstra.”

If you’re a Heat fan looking for a member of the national media paying respect to what so many value and cherish from their favorite organization, make sure to give Kendrick Perkins your full attention. Not many other people get it like he does.

“Everyone can’t play for the Miami Heat. You have to have a different kind of mindset.” Perk gets it, bro.