NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce was terminated from his employment as an ESPN sportscaster two years ago in 2021. Yet, he is still rehashing the episode that led to the sports network getting rid of him.
The Boston Celtics legend spoke about the incident that led to his firing with Lance Armstong. The conversation took place on the upcoming episode of the Fox television show, “Stars on Mars.” Pierce was expressing the happenings to Armstrong. He told the former cyclist that he was playing poker with friends at a birthday party that incorporated strippers in the celebration. He stated that there was “a lot of alcohol” involved and the video was posted to Instagram Live.
He told Armstrong that there were “girls shaking their asses” which Armstong didn’t initially know that he meant they were strippers. Either he didn’t know about the controversial video clip or did a great job of acting like he didn’t know. As Pierce is telling him about it, he questions Pierce as to how the video appears on social media. He admitted that it was he who posted the video to his Instagram account.
“I accidentally did, my dumb ass.”
While discussing it, Pierce calls singer Tinashe to help him tell the story. She comes over and tried to downplay the video as not being that bad, but, she had to laugh about the situation as Pierce explains that he lost his job due to that video being posted.
After they all laugh at the experience, Pierce sees something good coming out of it as it relates to his appearance on the Fox show.
“Maybe I wouldn’t be on Mars if that didn’t happen. See? Everything happens for a reason.”
This clip is from the show, “Stars on Mars” which airs tonight at 8/7c on FOX.
“Stars on Mars” features Armstrong, Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, comedian Natasha Leggero, “Superbad” star Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a.k.a. “McLovin”), Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, football player Richard Sherman, singer and songwriter Tinashe, “Vanderpump Rules” star Tom Schwartz, actress Tallulah Willis, and former “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter.
Paul Pierce Discusses Video Incident That Got him Fired From ESPN