Celtics legend and NBA analyst Paul Pierce parted ways with ESPN according to a report from Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports.
Pierce had been an ESPN NBA Countdown analyst for the network since his retirement from the NBA in 2017. However, Pierce’s Instagram Live post on Friday night which featured himself with exotic dancers drew plenty of attention across social media after its release.
Pierce has not commented on the report directly but he appeared to respond to the report of his ESPN departure on Twitter Monday evening, stating, “Big Things coming soon, stay tuned, make sure u smile, #Truthshallsetufree”
Pierce is a 10-time All-Star and one-time champion and Finals MVP with the Celtics during his 19 NBA seasons. He ranks among the top 20 players all-time in NBA scoring (26,397 points), free throws made and three-point field goals made. His No. 34 has already been retired by the Celtics and Kansas Jayhawks after an All-American career in college. He has already been announced as a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the 2021 class along with Bill Russell (as a head coach) and 12 other finalists.
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