Paul Pierce Fired From ESPN For Racy IG Live Video, Says ‘Bigger & Better Things Coming’
Paul Pierce has reportedly been dropped from ESPN thanks to an NSFW video he shared on his Instagram Live that quickly went viral.
In the video, Paul Pierce, who was a regular contributor on ESPN’s NBA Countdown and The Jump, is seen getting a massage by two women as the ladies dance suggestively. He also appears to be smoking marijuana.
Sports reporter Ryan Glasspiegel tweeted Monday night (April 5th),
“Source: ESPN parted ways with Paul Pierce effectively immediately”
The network has not publicly commented on the decision.
Paul Pierce responded on Twitter with a video of him smiling and the caption,
“Big Things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile #Truthshallsetufree“
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) April 5, 2021
He also said in an Instagram video,
“Yo, just wanna thank all my supporters, wanna thank my haters and everything. Look, check it out, bigger and better things coming baby. Don’t worry about it. You fall twice, get up three times. Just always remember to smile baby.”
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His name trended on Twitter and fans reacted to him being fired.
ESPN to Paul Pierce on his day off pic.twitter.com/hk6j7ggQHh
— DC (@DylansRawTake) April 5, 2021
Paul pierce trying to get into the ESPN HQ tomorrow pic.twitter.com/P7GJ1ufFTa
— BMoneyy?? (@BMoneyy26) April 5, 2021
Paul Pierce being escorted out of ESPN studios after he tried to clock in for work pic.twitter.com/J9BMBKicvx
— Rich (@UptownDCRich) April 5, 2021
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