|Date of birth||January 18, 1967|
|Place of birth||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Date of death||August 19, 1999 (age 32)|
|Listed height||5 ft 5 in|
|WNBA Draft||1997; Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Kim Perrot at NBA.com|
A guard who attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Perrot was a starting guard for the Comets, helping them to win WNBA championships in 1997 and 1998. Her best friend was Comets star Cynthia Cooper. Perrot wore jersey number 10 with the Comets organization which has since been retired. She averaged over seven points and four rebounds per game during her two seasons as a member of the Comets. On her last game with the Comets, exactly one year before her death, she scored ten points against the Los Angeles Sparks.
In February 1999, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later extended to her brain. While she was not on the basketball court with the Comets that year, many of her teammates considered her to be a spiritual force for the team.
Perrot went to Mexico to seek alternative treatments to battle cancer; many attribute her death to that move, although the virulent type of cancer that afflicted her gave her little chance of survival with conventional medicine. In Mexico, she was joined by Cooper. Two days before her death, she took a Medevac flight back to Houston from Tijuana, with Cooper and members of the Perrot family flying along. She became the first active player in the WNBA to die.
After her death, the Comets went on to win a third straight WNBA title, and a tearful Cooper celebrated what the team called "#3 for #10". She was posthumously awarded a third championship ring, her #10 jersey was retired, and Comets fans raised money to create "Kim's Place", an area at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where kids with cancer can play games, sports and relax.