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Paul Pierce is best known as the former NBA Boston Celtic all-star basketball player, where he brought the team great success by being a prime leader. Pierce has worked with ESPN since 2017, working on shows such as “NBA Countdown” and “The Jump”.  However, it looks like his recent Instagram live post has landed him in some hot water within the company.

We have the details on the explicit post here and we want to know Detroit’s opinion on our Facebook.

The Event

This past Friday he attended a party and filmed the event live. ESPN, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company, did not take too kindly to the video. We can not show the entirety of the live video on our site, in a basic description, Pierce filmed himself drinking with and clearly ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols with a lady giving him a massage in a bikini.

He attended the event that had several men and women moving throughout with no mask and with others in close proximity of one another. Also in the event, he was seen using very explicit language while playing poker with other men at the party.

Former NBA Player Paul Pierce before Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


The Fallout

That following Saturday the announcement was made he was being let go from ESPN. He has not spoken out to any media outlets about the video, but he has been posting to his Twitter and he does not seem phased.

Paul Pierce’s Carrer

Your Opinion

The Instagram live feed of his was going in on the comment section, with some speculating that this could land him in hot water with ESPN with the clear disregard for safety.

Detroiters we want to know how do you feel about the video and how do you feel about the outcome? Let us know in the comment section on our Facebook. Keep up with what’s ‘Hot on Facebook’ with Mason & Starr every weekday morning from 6 – 10 am.