Paul Pierce denies he had to defecate during the NBA Finals: ‘Don’t believe all the rumours’
There have been a lot of theories trying to explain why Paul Pierce left Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals in a wheelchair.
Maybe he was faking an injury.
Maybe it is wash Really hurts.
Maybe take an urgent bathroom break.
The latter has been prevalent over the years, with speculation that he had to go a number no. 2.
However, Pearce denied he went that far when asked by current Boston Celtic A’s Jaylen Brown Showtime Basketball Also participating in the discussion were Kevin Garnett, Jason Tatum, and Marcus Smart.
“I want to know what happened in the playoffs when I had to be in a wheelchair,” Brown said, noting when Pierce left sobbing and in a wheelchair with 6:49 to go in the third quarter, only to come back just one minute later after running through the tunnel with no There seem to be problems.
“I twisted my MCL,” insisted Pierce, smiling. “Don’t believe them all rumors that I had to go to the bathroom.”
Garnett interjected, “Any rumours?” With a hint of irony at least.
Pearce responded rhetorically: “I was there, what happened there?”
Garnett replied, “I don’t know, I’m asking, what rumors are you talking about?”
This, by the way, was met What Peirce seems to have admitted During the 2019 NBA Finals on ESPN, where he “admitted” that “I had to go to the bathroom, something happened, and I had to go to the bathroom.”
In the Showtime Basketball segment, Pierce also denied the wheelchair request.
“I sprained my MCL, and the doctor said, ‘No, no, no, don’t put any weight on it,'” Pearce recalled.
“I’m like, OK, I’ll stand up. It’s like, don’t put any weight on it. And then they pick me up. I didn’t ask. I didn’t say go get the wheelchair.”
Of course, the Celtics won the game, 98-88, to take a 1-0 lead in the series, and eventually prevailed 4-2 over the Lakers led by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
Pierce had 22 points in that infamous game and was named Finals MVP after Game 6, averaging 21.8 points per contest during the series.