In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2016 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins looks on during a timeout against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Perkins, a 10-year NBA veteran, died Thursday, Jan, 16, 2017, at 83.
Perkins played with the Oklahoma City Bobcats and the Atlanta Hawks for the past 22 years.
He was a five-time All-NBA selection.
The Atlanta Hawks announced Perkins died of complications from a stroke.
Perkins was an All-Defensive first team member in 1991 and 1991-92.
Perkins also played for the Brooklyn Hornets and the Oklahoma Sooners, where he was a four-time all-star.
Perkins scored a career-high 43 points in the NBA Finals in 1986.
He also won three NBA championships.
Perkins averaged 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in his career.
He won a championship with the New York Knicks in 1984 and 1988.
Perkins has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Perkins and the Bobcats played together in four consecutive NBA seasons from 1988-91.
Perkins won two championships with the Bobcat squad, the most since the New Orleans Hornets won two in the same season in 1992.
Perkins’ final game in a Bobcat uniform was Oct. 1, 1996, in the season finale against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Perkins signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Jan. 17, 1998, and retired in 2008.
Perkins served as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and in Atlanta as the host of the Atlanta-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
In his four-year career, Perkins averaged 11.3 and 6,731 points and 4.8 and 4,871 rebounds in 7,069 games, the last four years with the Celtics.
Perkins appeared in the league for more than four decades, scoring more than 1,500 points in seven of those seasons.
Perkins had played in more than 30 All-star games in his 23-year-career career.
His NBA career totals: 6,500 career points (2,928 points, 1,964 rebounds, 798 assists), 1,800 career rebounds (2-1), 1-1,000 career assists (3), 1 NBA championship, NBA MVP (1996, 1999), NBA All-Rookie Team (1994), NBA Finals MVP (1997), NBA First Team All-Defense (1992), NBA Second Team All, NBA All Defensive Team (1991, 1992), NBA Rookie of the Year (1990, 1991, 1993), NBA MVP, NBA First-Team All-Career, NBA Second-Team, NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Coach of the Century, NBA Sixth Man of the Season and NBA Coach and GM of the Decade.