Every professional athlete should have a backup plan. Some of them start that plan in college with journalism or communications studies. Some are entrepreneurs or businessmen. Some are photogenic and will have endorsement/modeling work for decades. Some probably dream of being a veterinarian or maybe a ballet dancer.
Good ole Kendrick Perkins lives in the real world, however.
#Pelicans C Kendrick Perkins on what he'd be doing if he weren't an NBA player: "I could see myself being a big, grumpy policeman."— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) September 29, 2015
Regardless of what Perk did outside of basketball, I have no doubts that he'd be "big" and "grumpy" while doing it.