Growing up, I didn’t become interested in sports until 2007, around the start of the Celtics ‘Big 3’ era. I was about 10 and all I could talk and think about were the Celtics. And you know who my favorite player was? Paul Pierce! Still is and that won’t change, no matter how shitty his takes are!
During Game 1 the 2008 NBA Finals, Pierce looked injured after our beloved Kendrick Perkins appeared to have stepped on his foot. Pierce went down so fast and so dramatic, it seemed like the ‘injury’ was going to sideline him for an extended period of time; it even involved being wheelchaired off the court. Instead, he came back and hit back-to-back 3’s. Fucking amazing! One of the greatest moments in Celtics history. And for exactly 11 years (June 5th 2008 to June 5th 2019) no one knew what happened…
And God do I wish that were still the case.
On the NBA Finals pregame broadcast, the crew mentioned Paul Pierce’s legendary ‘Wheel Chair’ game. Pierce, for God only knows why, told the truth about what happened on that play…
“I have a confession to make… I just had to go to the bathroom (shakes head) […] I felt something went down.”
PAUL PIERCE SHIT HIMSELF DURING AN NBA FINALS GAME. The one game almost every millennial Celtics fan remembers, tarnished by a piece of turd!?
As you can see from the picture, he shat himself. Only losers don’t shit their pants. One championship all due to him shitting his pants? I’ll take it. Hell I’ll do it if that means I can win a softball game.
My childhood innocence is ruined (yeah this ruined it, not discovering who Pamela Anderson was). But screw it, I’d follow Paul through the brown gates of hell!