Paul Pierce: Only [poop emoji]ing I did was on Lakers

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Paul Pierce left Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals due to apparent injury, rode a wheelchair through the back hallway then returned just a few minutes later to help the Celtics beat the Lakers.

What happened?

Pierce finally explained last night.

CJ Fogler:

Pierce on ABC:

I have a confession to make. I just had to go to the bathroom.

It was something went down. I had to go to the restroom.

Jalen Rose then said what we were all thinking: β€œYou were streaking?!” That’s the interpretation everyone ran with.

But Pierce later tried to cast his explanation in a different light.

Pierce:

So, did we misunderstand what Pierce initially meant? Did he just regret saying it and then try to deny his own admission?

I’m left with a lot of confusion.

One thing I know: Fairly or not, a ton of people now believe Paul Pierce pooped his shorts during an NBA Finals game.