Almost two months since his dismissal by ESPN after posting a video of himself with strippers on Instagram Live. The 2008 Finals MVP took to Twitter Wednesday to take a shot at his former employer.
“@espn I don’t need you,” Pierce tweeted. “I got @ethereum_max I made more money with this crypto in the past month then I did with y’all in a year. TRUTH shall set u Free.”
In April, ESPN let Pierce go after the former Boston Celtic was seen on Instagram smoking and playing poker with his friends as several strippers twerked into the background.
Since retiring from the league in 2017, Pierce had been an ESPN analyst for the channel’s league coverage on NBA Countdown and The Jump. He joined ESPN as a studio analyst in August of the same year, leading up to the 2017-18 season. Before that, he joined ESPN’s and ABC NBA countdown as a guest analyst in the 2017 and 2016 NBA finals.
The news comes barely two weeks after the NBA announced that Pierce would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the 2021 class.
Pierce, 43, has played 19 seasons in the league, playing for the Wizards, Nets, and Clippers. After announcing he was hanging it up in 2017, he signed a one-day contract with the Celtics to retire with the franchise that drafted him officially.
We are still waiting to see where Pierce will land as an analyst. There was some mention of possibly join Barstool Sport or as I reported back in April Pierce might have a better opportunity in the work than Barstool.