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Ex-NBA champion pulls brutal prank after kids rack up $16k Fortnite bill

Published: 17/Apr/2020 13:05 Updated: 17/Apr/2020 13:20

by Joe Craven

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Ex-NBA star Kendrick Perkins has shared the brutal prank he played on his kids, after they racked up a $16,000 bill buying skins on Epic Games’ Fortnite. 

Kendrick Perkins spent 15 years in the NBA, representing multiple franchises during his time as a Center in the world’s best basketball league. He is probably best known for his time on the Boston Celtics or the Oklahoma City Thunder, but won his only NBA title with the former back in 2008.

During his time in the league Perkins gained something of a reputation as a prankster, a characteristic he exhibited once again in early-April, when he shared details of a brutal prank played on his children.

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Perkins takes a free throw while playing for OKC.

During an appearance on the hugely popular sports podcast ‘Pardon My Take‘, Perkins shared the hilarious details of a brutal prank he played on his kids after they racked up a $16,000 bill from buying skins.

When asked by the show’s hosts for details, Kendrick replied: “These kids are driving me crazy! They ran up my credit card bill so what I did now is I took my credit card number off their cell phones… They’re only allowed to get on video games on the weekend, and the maximum amount they’re allowed to spend is $10.”

Perkins explained that he actually got his money back, citing a rule that under-16s’ purchases can be refunded if it becomes clear that there was no adult authorization.

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The ex-NBA champion then went on to tell the hilarious story of how he originally discovered that his kids had hit $15,000 credit card limit. “I’m like how did I get $16,000?” he said. “So, I go back and look at the credit card statement and it’s just … Fortnite. It was video games: $269, $300 here, $300 there, I’m like, what?!”

Despite being a free game, Fortnite players can spend money on skins and battle passes, and it seems Kendrick’s children were buying skins for themselves and their friends. This led Kendrick and his wife to hatch a brilliant revenge plan.

Epic GamesFortnite’s store encourages players to buy cosmetics and skins for real money.

“What we did was we went to the pawn shop and we went and bought a PlayStation, an old one, for like 30 bucks. So, we went and bought one that looked exactly like theirs, and we threw it in the pool,” Perkins explained, sending the show’s hosts into fits of laughter.

“We hid the one that they had because they were punished. But when they got home from school, we made them go out there and look at it, and we left it in there for like a week,” he added. “And every time they would go, they would literally break down in tears. No exaggeration, I’m taking bawling out in tears. And I was loving every second, though.”

The story reached a somewhat brutal conclusion, with Perkins laughing his way through the latter parts. It’s fair to say the story was also relished by the show’s hosts, who were laughing along as the NBA star recollected.

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Hair by Chrissy under fire after Dixie D’Amelio’s hair falls out

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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TikToker and hair stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy’ is coming under fire, yet again, after Dixie D’Amelio claimed her hair was falling out due to her new extensions — and while she never said who they were from, it seems the internet has already chosen its preferred target.

Dixie D’Amelio showed off her brand-new hair color in a Tweet on October 20, going from her usual deep black to a gray/white look that caused fans to flip out and inspired us all to get a little daring with our everyday style.

However, there’s more than her new hair color that’s stirring up the TikTok world; in an October 15 podcast episode with sister Charli, Dixie admitted that her hair is falling out after getting pricey new extensions from a shop that she carefully declined to name.

“I don’t know if my hair is falling out, but I think it’s falling out from them,” she admitted. “So I’m like, kinda scared. I’m losing hair, but it’s connected to the extension… there’s like white pieces all at the end of each piece of hair.”

“Now I’m like, really concerned,” she continued. “Like, does it look bad? I’m scared.”

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Although Dixie never shared where she received her new extensions — which she claimed had a hefty price tag — internet detectives are pointing the finger at Hair by Chrissy, a fellow TikToker and hair stylist who has come under fire recently for alleged discrimination and other faulty business practices.

In fact, her salon posted Dixie’s before and after photos from her appointment with them to Instagram (although it’s worth noting that all comments are currently disabled).

Chrissy’s salon has also received quite a few negative reviews from customers over extensions, with one reviewer claiming that “this salon is not just so overpriced for crappy hair extensions and color, but also leave you with dry, damaged hair in the end.”

A reviewer describes their negative experience at Hair by Chrissy's salon.Hair by Chrissy has received a number of negative reviews, with many accusing the salon of discriminatory practices.

Another wrote, “Extensions don’t look blended at all, and she doesn’t give a crap about you unless you have TikTok followers.”

Considering all the hullabaloo surrounding Chrissy, many fans of Charli and Dixie are hitting out at the stylist on social media, predicting an end to her business in the near future.

“Are we surprised?” one commenter said of the situation. “No. That’s the service you get when you go to a place that’s racist and doesn’t know how to do hair well.”

Commenters decry Hair by Chrissy's salon.

“Hair by crispy,” several others joked.

Although Dixie is clearly trying to avoid any hair drama, fans are certainly convinced that Chrissy is to blame for her faulty extensions as more viewers point the finger at the controversial stylist.