Kendrick Perkins played 14 seasons over the course of his NBA career and won one championship in the process. He came within a shade of making what would have been his lone All-Star appearance but fell short as Al Horford beat him out by one vote.

The 6-foot-10 center watched Sunday night's All-Star Game and came away frustrated and upset by what he witnessed.

With the All-Star Game finally in the rear-view, every NBA team in the Eastern Conference was ranked. A new name was added to the top of the NBA MVP race rankings with the second half of the season set to get underway.

On Monday, Perkins laid out what he believes is a sad state of affairs regarding the 2024 NBA All-Star Game and how it failed to stack up to previous iterations.

‘It Was Embarrassing:' Perkins Says on NBA All-Star Game 

Perkins never made the All-Star Game but he attempted to paint a picture of how important the game should be taken on Monday.

He cited Russell Westbrook, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant among others as examples of players who played hard on both sides of the ball and took the game seriously.

He said there is one particular way that the game can improve and it involves an approach similar to the In-Season Tournament.

Games Resume Thursday With LeBron vs. Curry

Fresh off of an NBA All-Star Game three-point shootout thriller against WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are set to take on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

The Warriors and Lakers are both scrambling for wins in hopes of ascending toward the top of the Western Conference again, which should make Thursday's matchup on a full slate of NBA games all the more exciting.