Basketball Legend Paul Pierce loses ESPN Job after Poker Sport, Strippers and Weed Video

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07 Apr

Basketball legend and poker fanatic Paul Pierce has misplaced his ESPN analyst position this week after sharing a video of himself smoking weed and entertaining twerking unique dancers!

The previous Boston Celtics and 10-time All-Star NBA participant was seen on Instagram Reside receiving a therapeutic massage on the poker desk from a scantily-clad feminine, whereas one other twerked provocatively within the background.

That was adopted by Pierce consuming, smoking what seems to be a joint, and clearly beneath the affect as he’s joined by a procession of unique dancers on digital camera.


For ESPN, a Disney-owned firm, the video was greater than sufficient motive to half methods with Pierce, who had been a basketball analyst with the community for 3 and a half years, following his retirement after 19 years within the NBA.

The 43-year previous, often called “The Reality” throughout his taking part in profession and up for a spot within the Corridor of Fame this 12 months, was an everyday on the community’s “NBA Countdown” and “The Soar” exhibits.

Poker followers will maybe keep in mind his exit from the 2019 PokerStars Gamers Championship (PSPC) after a enjoyable run alongside Mustapha Kanit within the $25k buy-in occasion.

After his pocket jacks held up in opposition to the AQ of Pierce, Kanit joked with the sporting legend:

“Who’s the reality now? That is my sport. Welcome to my courtroom! Bam!”

Pierce took his exit properly, smiling and high-fiving the Italian poker star earlier than telling reporters:

“I ain’t heartbroken. I had enjoyable.”

Pierce has additionally performed within the WSOP Foremost Occasion and appeared on Poker After Darkish.

His ESPN ‘firing’ doesn’t appear to have phased him nonetheless, Pierce releasing a four-second clip on Twitter of…laughter!

…with the promise of “Large issues coming quickly.”

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