Former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce and ESPN have parted methods after the NBA analyst posted a wild Instagram reside video Friday night time.
Pierce was with ESPN since he retired from the league after the 2016-17 season, and he was a staple of “NBA Countdown”, “The Leap,” and varied different roles on the community.
On Friday night time, Pierce went reside on Instagram with a room filled with dancers whereas he smoked and drank throughout what appeared like a poker recreation with associates.
All of this occurred whereas he clearly ignored primary COVID-19 protocols.
The movies, after all, made their method throughout social media throughout and after the reside occasion.
Pierce put out a tweet the next day round 8 PM ET.
In typical “reality” vogue, Pierce didn’t appear too bothered by the information on social media, both, as he posted a brief video of himself laughing on Monday afternoon.
Paul Pierce performed within the NBA from 1998-2017, 15 of these years whereas in a Boston Celtics’ uniform.
A ten-time All-Star, Pierce helped lead the Celtics to a title in 2008, being named Finals MVP, and averaged almost 22 factors and 6 rebounds per recreation over his 15 seasons with the C’s.
After Boston, Pierce performed with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and at last with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier than wrapping it up.
The 43-year previous is a 2021 Corridor-of-Fame finalist, introduced final month.
Presently, ESPN has declined to make any remark concerning the state of affairs.