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Nets’ Joe Harris reveals he was Kendrick Perkins’ accountant during gambling sessions in his rookie year


During his rookie year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, current Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Harris counted Kendrick Perkins’ winnings for him on the team plane when the Cavs gambled.

Perkins would win a lot of money on the team flights and he had Harris serve as his accountant.

Via Adams Wells of Bleacher Report:

Given his early travels around the NBA, Harris is uniquely equipped to describe what happens on various team planes while journeying from city to city for games.

“Honestly, the team plane you are either 1) watching a tv show or movie, 2) sleeping or 3) gambling,” he said. “My rookie year, I actually did none of those. I counted Kendrick Perkins’ winnings for him. They used to call me ‘The Accountant.'”

Harris has previously detailed the “duffel bag” of cash Perkins would win on team flights, and the longtime NBA center routinely cut in his accountant on those winnings.

Harris spent one and a half seasons with the Cavs. Who knows how much money the sharpshooter counted on the behalf of Perkins.

With the Nets last season, Harris appeared in 76 games. He averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 50.0 percent from the field, 47.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line.