Paul Pierce has always been a controversial figure in the NBA world. The 2008 NBA champion unintentionally became a living meme thanks to his antics on TV and the way he managed himself when he wasn't on camera.
The Truth is known for many things, but one of the biggest stories about him involves some feces and an accident that raised many eyebrows around the league. Back in 2008, as the Boston Celtics faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, Pierce starred in a very curious moment.
During Game 1 of the series, he took a fall and had to leave the court helped by a wheelchair. That incident became famous since Paul returned to the game moments later, surprising Celtics' fans. In 2019, he cleared the air on that situation, stating he had to go to the bathroom, which is why he asked for the chair.
"I have a confession to make," Pierce said on ESPN on Wednesday before Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals. "I just had to go to the bathroom."
Everybody who heard those words immediately assumed he had to go do number two, but Pierce has denied those claims. Talking with former ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle on 'What Did I Miss?' podcast, The Truth came clean and denied he ever soiled his underwear.
"If you poop your pants, does it make sense to sit down and mush it in a wheelchair?" Pierce asked Beadle. "I would walk back there and go straight to the bathroom. Why would I need a wheelchair if I pooped my pants? You don’t sit down on your poop, right? It doesn’t make sense."
This new version of the story makes us wonder what he meant when he said he needed to go to the bathroom during that infamous game. If he had to go to the bathroom for other reasons, why he needed the wheelchair anyway? Those questions will probably hunt fans for the next couple of days.
Still, Pierce contradicted himself by denying he had a poop-related accident on the court. That didn't really matter in the end, as he led the Boston Celtics to the championship, beating the Los Angeles Lakers in the first year of the Pierce-Garnett-Allen Big 3 in Boston. He earned the Finals MVP award after leaving everything (literally?) on the court.