In October 2011, Perkins also traveled to South Sudan as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. In this function, he worked with Dikembe Mutombo to lead a series of basketball clinics and team building exercises with 50 youth and 36 coaches. This helped contribute to the State Department's mission to remove barriers and create a world in which individuals with disabilities enjoy dignity and full inclusion in society.
Co-captain of the gold-medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team.
Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1984–85.
Appeared in 164 career playoff games, averaging 11.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg.
Recorded the first 30-20 game in Mavericks history, with 31 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, against the Houston Rockets on December 12, 1985. (Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 23 rebounds on February 21, 2002.)
Scored a career-high 45 points, for the Mavericks, against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 1990.
Appeared against the Chicago Bulls in the 1991 NBA Finals with the L.A. Lakers and again in 1996 with the Seattle SuperSonics. He also appeared with the Indiana Pacers in the 2000 NBA Finals against the L.A. Lakers.
Tied an NBA record by hitting 8 three-pointers without a miss with the Seattle SuperSonics against the Toronto Raptors on January 15, 1997.
Posted a 1997–98 season-high 21 points, on perfect shooting (5-5 FG, 4-4 3FG, 7-7 FT), and 3 steals against the L.A. Clippers on December 14, 1997.
Named as a member of the 35 Greatest Boys McDonald's All Americans team.