Cousins, Kendrick Perkins & Jay McDonald are the owners of the newly founded team, The Beaumont Panthers, a proud professional sports organization within The Basketball League (TBL).
Kendrick Perkins TMO
Kendrick made the Second-Team Parade All-American (2002), First-Team McDonald’s All-American Team (2003), and name Texas Mr. Basketball (2003). Perkins spent thirteen years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his tenure he won a championship in 2008 (Boston). Since his retirement, Perkins currently serves as a sports analyst for ESPN.
“The TBL is a good league. It’s a great league that streams to viewers that matter…. It’s a platform; a league to help guys grow. That’s what this league is all about.”- K. Perkins
Jay McDonald TMO
Jay is a retired professional basketball player. Currently he operates and owns Houston based company, Brothers Forever Productions. While spending time in Canada, working alongside with Silkk the Shocker and Rodney Jerkins, Jay was a part of the soundtrack creation for the Motion Picture movie, Honey. It was then he was given his first acting role by director Billy Woodroof. Since then, Jay has produced four films. The combination of operating a production company and on the court leadership, Jay has now shifted his focus to ownership.
“Not only will this league give players that may not have opportunities or chances to make it to next level, but it also gives the onlooking youth goals that are attainable. Local kids can look at this league and say, “I can do that.” -Jay
In conjunction with The Basketball League, The Beaumont Panthers are dedicated to advocating four cornerstone values: leadership, self-worth, education, and respect. It is our mission to help instill these values in our local area youth in hopes that they may demonstrate them at every available opportunity.
The Beaumont Panthers proudly partner with local businesses in an effort to provide community youth with lifestyle skills and developmental opportunities, including youth camps and school appearances. Our players strive for excellence by exhibiting hard work and maximum effort both on and off the court. We aim to set and maintain an example for youth to witness and potentially follow, that they may be encouraged to work equally as hard to one day achieve their dreams. We are proud to bring professional basketball to the city of Beaumont, and we look forward to welcoming fans in 2022 to enjoy an unforgettable and entertaining experience.
To provide a platform for professional athletes which allows them the opportunity to connect, grow, and perform while actively pursuing success. To exemplify and maintain the highest forms of integrity, leadership, and sportsmanship. To create welcoming family oriented safe environments. To become the number one source for entertainment which leaves supporters with stellar experiences.