“Monica Come Through!” | Paul Pierce’s Friends Get Him Birthday Cake Featuring His Twerk Party That Got Him Fired By ESPN

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Seems like Paul Pierce’s friends are still having fun at his expense. They got him a birthday cake commemorating an infamous party. Last year an Instagram Live of Pierce having fun at a party with scantily clad women, including one twerking went viral. Pierce appeared to be under the influence and was asking a woman named Monica who was on the live video to “come through.” Pierce took it all in stride and posted a picture of the cake on Twitter.

On the cake is a picture of Pierce next to a bikini-clad woman with the words, “Monica come through,” and “Happy Birthday Habibi.”

At the time of the video went viral, Pierce was employed by ESPN as an analyst. He was fired almost immediately afterward.

Pierce is still offering his basketball opinions via Twitter. He was critical of Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka receiving an extension.

Pierce also doesn’t think the Lakers will be a title contender this year after watching one game. Now this could be dismissed as a former Boston Celtics player hating on the arch-rival Lakers. But he insists it’s not hate, just “The Truth.” A play on Pierce’s nickname.


Sports media website Barstool Sports and founder Dave Portnoy allegedly pursued Pierce when he was let go by ESPN.

“I’m gonna make a run at Paul Pierce,” Portnoy said in the video. “I’m gonna make a run at his ass. Reached out, contact has been made. He got fired from ESPN for having strippers and blunts in the background of a live stream. Whatever. I don’t give a f*ck about that. We’d love to have him.”

Once ESPN let Pierce go he alluded to big things coming soon. But other than the Barstool courting, it doesn’t appear that any other network or media platform has pursued him.

In January of this year Pierce was a named as a defendant in a class-action lawsuit filed against the cryptocurrency company EthereumMax that alleged the company is a pump-and-dump scheme.

Also named with Pierce Pierce was Kim Kardashian, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., for promoting the EthereumMax token on their social media accounts.

Pierce a 19-year NBA veteran, played the majority of his career with the Celtics. He was a 10-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA, an NBA champion and Finals MVP in 2008. He is a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

Early in his career, Pierce suffered a severe stabbing attack. In 2000, he was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head while at the Buzz Club in Boston.

He underwent lung surgery to repair the damage. Despite that he started all 82 games in the 2000–01 season. Pierce’s teammate Tony Battie, along with Battie’s brother, saved him by rushing him to a nearby hospital.

In 2018 Pierce revealed he’d battled depression for a year after his stabbing, revealing that he dealt with paranoia over crowds and post-traumatic stress stemming from the incident. 

Prior to the NBA Pierce was a standout star at the University of Kansas. In his three seasons he was an All-American, two-time All-Big 12 and two-time Big 12 Tournament MVP.