Kendrick Perkins deletes Twitter account after Griffin dunk

Apparently, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has had all he can take of the pounding he is receiving from the Twitterverse, and the internet as a whole, following the wicked posterization issued him by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin last night.

Originally responding to the hecklers earlier today by saying that “these things happen”, Perkins has now apparently deleted his Twitter account:


Jason McIntyre

@TheBigLeadJason McIntyre
Looks like it? @KendrickPerkinsRT @BiggHeadEd: is it true that the griffin dunk caused Perkins to delete his twitter account?
If you click on Perkins’ handle in this tweet, you get this:
This user does not exist.

In a way, you have to feel bad for Kendrick Perkins. In our 24-hour, soundbite, quick gratification media world, a dunk like the one Griffin put on Perkins last night will last en perpetuity.

Twenty years ago, it would have been a highlight that hit the late night airwaves on SportsCenter and then forever left our collective memory. Thanks to YouTube and Twitter, this moment is forever cataloged in time– both to enhance the ever-growing legend of Blake Griffin and damage the reputation- deservedly or not– of Kendrick Perkins.

Maybe in deleting his Twitter account, Perk is showing us all that the past is the past and he is moving on. Can your really blame him?

After all, no one wants to be a punchline.

Regardless of how much money they make.

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  • Dillon Garcia

    Umm Perkins deleted his twitter like 3 weeks ago….

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  • Austin Gill

    This article is fucking ridiculous. You take any given media and twist it into some controversial story. He deleted his account a long time ago…He only had it for about a week.

  • Dude

    He deleted his account weeks ago. Moron.

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  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    You should retract this story you morons. His Twitter has been gone for a month.

  • nish

    articles like you guys are what ruin the world. Stop twisting stories to get more attention. He deleted his twitter awhile ago.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    If Perk’s account had been deactivated a few weeks ago as some of the bloggers have insisted then Kris Hughes, you’re nothing more than a “journalist” for the ‘NATIONAL ENQUIRER’ at best and a full-fledged liar at worst! That’s just horrible reporting to stir up sensationalism to bring interest to your 2 bit site!

    However, if the other bloggers are wrong, then my apologies Kris and this is just about the funniest sh!t that can happen! My stance is that Perk should have deleted his name from the OKC Thunder roster!

    That fool is good for 6 points and 5 boards and 6 fouls every night! And he walks around like he is the anchor to that Championship aspiring Thunder team! Man, you don’t see Adam Morrison parading around on his team in… well, somewhere in Eastern Europe, declaring that they should listen to him because he won an NBA Championship with the Lakers!

    STFU Perk and know your Fcukin place!

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