The glory of the Boston Celtics broadcast via Instagram Live a meeting full of alcohol, marijuana and strippers. ESPN fired him as an NBA analyst
A video that went viral on the weekend of the scandal showing Paul Pierce playing poker, surrounded by strippers and drunk, has cost the NBA legend dearly. Beyond criticism and viral mockery, the former Celtics, Clippers, Nets and Wizards player has already suffered the consequences of its broadcast through social networks.
The former NBA champion with the Celtics in 2008, Finals MVP and 10-time All Star has been fired from his position as an NBA analyst and commentator on ESPN, where he arrived in 2017, according to an information from the New York Post.
Shortly after the news broke, Pierce himself was in charge of posting a video on his social networks in which he is seen smiling and accompanied by the following message: “Great things will come soon, don’t forget to smile.”
In the controversial video he was seen surrounded by strippers and in a drunken state. The forward, aware at all times of the recording, appears with a stripper caressing him while other girls in underwear danced behind him while he plays poker.