NBA nice Paul Pierce has been accused of not repaying a mortgage to play in a personal poker sport.
According to TMZ, which obtained a replica of the current lawsuit, Pierce allegedly has to this point refused to pay a six-figure debt from a poker sport he misplaced closely in.
Pierce had profession earnings of almost $200 million throughout his NBA profession.
The plaintiff, Stephen Carmona, claims that in January he was internet hosting a poker sport and Pierce was a participant. Pierce allegedly requested for a mortgage to play.
Carmona claimed within the go well with that he gave Pierce $150,000 that the basketball participant promised to repay inside seven days. In that poker sport, Pierce allegedly misplaced $140,000, and when he left the poker sport he returned $10,000 of the mortgage.
Carmona claimed that in February Pierce returned for an additional poker sport. Again Pierce allegedly requested for cash to play. This time, Carmona allegedly gave Pierce $40,000 to play within the poker sport, regardless of nonetheless owing Carmona $140,000.
According to the go well with, Pierce misplaced the $40,000 and left the poker sport. He allegedly nonetheless owes the $180,000 from the 2 separate poker video games earlier this yr.
Carmona is looking for the $180,000 plus curiosity, in keeping with the lawsuit.
It’s broadly recognized that Pierce has a love for poker. In 2014, the NBA legend made a considerably deep run within the World Series of Poker Main Event.
His poker taking part in apparently landed him in some scorching water at ESPN in 2021. Pierce was reportedly let go from the community after posting social media content material involving a raunchy poker sport. Over the years, Pierce has amassed about $1,300 in dwell event poker earnings.