A wild evening at a house poker recreation and the choice to stream elements of it on social media has value NBA legend Paul Pierce his job with ESPN.
The 10-time NBA all-star, who retired after the 2016-2017 season, is an avid poker participant. Pierce has competed in lots of high-stakes poker tournaments, together with occasions on the World Series of Poker and the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship in 2019.
Last Friday, nonetheless, Pierce performed in a house recreation. He posted movies to his Instagram account that confirmed the 43-year-old smoking what seemed to be marijuana, being entertained by scantily clad girls. While he didn’t present any precise footage of a poker recreation, there was an empty poker desk within the background and he was clearly sitting at a desk with different individuals.
Clips of the movies made their means round different social media platforms and the story picked up steam as they had been always shared. (Warning: NSFW)
Paul Pierce had the perfect IG reside of 2021
I cried man pic.twitter.com/OypnmNmiYd
— – (@THVMOE) April 3, 2021
For the final a number of years, Pierce has been one of many rotating hosts on ESPN’s NBA Countdown and The Jump. On Monday, ESPN introduced they’d be parting methods with the 2008 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.
According to a report from the New York Post, the choice had extra to do with the truth that Pierce himself shared these movies. If they had been leaked by another person, the corporate might have continued to make use of him.
Despite his enthusiasm for poker, Pierce doesn’t have a recorded match money on his resume. He constructed an enormous stack within the 2013 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship on the WSOP, however busted earlier than the cash. He additionally fell a number of spots shy of a money within the 2014 WSOP important occasion. He additionally took half in a 2019 Poker After Dark money recreation on PokerGO.
Last month, Pierce was named as a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will possible be voted in later this yr. Pierce performed 19 seasons within the NBA and had his no. 34 retired by the Boston Celtics.