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.
Pierce finally explained last night.
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: “You were streaking?!” That’s the interpretation everyone ran with.
But Pierce later tried to cast his explanation in a different light.
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.