Throwback to June 5, 2008 when Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce had to be taken off of the court in a wheelchair. It was the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and he returned to the game minutes later. Ever since that day, Pierce has been trolled for faking his injury, while in truth, he defecated his dungarees during the game and had to get helped to the locker room to change his pants.
This conspiracy theory has been widely accepted as truth. In fact, ahead of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Pierce even hinted at that very idea,
“I have a confession to make … I just had to go to the bathroom, I had to go to the bathroom … something went down, I had to go to the bathroom.”
However, two years down the line, Pierce has back tracked on his admission. He joined Michelle Beadle on her podcast ‘What Did I Miss?’ to discuss ESPN firing, LeBron and… Poopy Pants. Paul Pierce asking the big questions with Michelle Beadle,
“If you poop your pants, does it make sense to sit down and mush it in a wheelchair?”
Although Pierce does raise an interesting question, because he is right about the mushing, why would he have admitted that he just had to go to the bathroom back in 2019? It seems like Pierce has put some light into this. He says that he gets made fun of every day “on his internet” and “can’t believe that people really believe” that he pooped his pants. Poopy pants trying act smarty pants, you say?
Well, Mr. Pierce, people likely believe that you did in fact, have a bowel struggle in 2008 because you hinted directly at the fact that you did the same in 2019.
The poopy pants mystery continues, I guess?