NBA star turns to Twitter to sells his bulldog

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins isn't going to stoop to eBay. He's not going on Craigslist. No, he simply offers his pooch to his tweeps.

How Perkins presented his wares on Twitter. Attractive, yes? Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

There's a certain imaginative depth in the relationship between the wealthy and the Web.

Zach Braff, David Fincher, and Kristen Bell are merely three of the star-kissed who have learned how to take back and tried to get money from their fans on Kickstarter.

Kendrick Perkins, meanwhile, also decided that the personal touch might help him out of a tiny bind.

The center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder wanted to sell his bulldog. But not for him stooping to eBay or Craigslist. Those would be a long, long distance for Perkins to stoop.

Instead, as the terriers of Deadspin report, the hard-working center turned to Twitter.

He tweeted Tuesday: "Hey I have a English bulldog and he to big to be around my youngest child he 10 months got his papers and he got a micro chip."

When you're Kendrick Perkins, you do have more than 55,000 people to say "hey" to.

So he tweeted a picture of this dog -- who looks just like Winston Churchill in his combative years -- and offered a deal: "We paid about 3,000 for him but its not the the money we want to sell him for 1,500 but we will work with you just want a good home for him."

You might imagine that selling a dog is a complex process. There are the logistical factors, as well as the emotional ones. You have to be sure that you can trust the new owners.

There seemed to be some urgency in Perkins' need. Was he being pressured to sell? For he tweeted impatiently: "Do anybody wants him seriously he needs to be gone by tomorrow."

You will, no doubt, be impressed that when you're a big deal, it doesn't take long to make a deal on Twitter.

In just one hour, Perkins tweeted: "They [sic] dog sold yall."

So Twitter has proved itself yet again as the place where all commerce is possible and all celebrities can not only earn a little more money, but also sort out their urgent domestic issues.

I have no evidence that the bulldog was bought by the Lakers' Dwight Howard, so that he could finally learn how to be intimidating on offense.

 

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