Pierce had a little, uh, “accident” that he needed help with.
If you’re an NBA fan, you’ll remember the 2008 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
The Celtics featured the Big 3 of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and long time Celtics forward, Paul Pierce. They would face off against Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and the Lakers.
In Game 1, the game was close when Paul Pierce went down with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter that required his teammates to carry him off of the floor. Later he was seen being pushed down the hallway in a wheelchair. Many feared the worst for Pierce, especially by the look on his face. But he would return to the game, score 22 points and the Celtics would take Game 1 in Boston, 98 – 88.
People always wondered about the need for the wheelchair, particularly because he returned to the game a few minutes after exiting. Well last night during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, we all got the long awaited truth about the incident. Watch it below:
ICYMI- Paul Pierce finally admitted why he needed the wheelchair in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals.
"Something went down. I had to go to the bathroom." 😂😂pic.twitter.com/vXW9aivmQM
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeague) June 6, 2019
Here’s the actual conversation about the wheelchair incident, minus the laughter from the crew:
Pierce: I have a confession to make: I just had to go to the bathroom.
Jalen Rose: Number one or number two?
Pierce: I had to go to the bathroom.
Chauncey Billups: Why did you need a wheelchair to get to the bathroom?
Beadle: It was that bad.
Pierce: Something went down. I had to go to the bathroom.
Rose: You were streaking?
So there you have it. One of the NBA’s great questions has been answered. The rumored “leg injury being more than just a leg injury” has been substantiated. Turns out it was as simple as a bowel movement. Hilarious!
If they were dying on camera, we could only imagine what was said when they went to commercial break.