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NBA analyst, former Jayhawk Paul Pierce fired from ESPN after racy video

NBA analyst Paul Pierce has been fired by ESPN, people familiar with the situation confirmed Monday.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to publicly comment on personnel matters.

The news was first reported by Barrett Sports Media.

Pierce, a former University of Kansas star who also played 19 seasons in the NBA, had worked for the network since 2017, including being a part of the “NBA Countdown" pregame show. He posted an Instagram video Friday night that showed him playing poker and smoking with scantily clad dancers performing in the background.

Pierce, the MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics, addressed his future on Twitter, posting, “Big Things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile #Truthshallsetufree.”

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Rodney Schulz

Does anyone really care?

2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Waylon Cook

Wow. “Racy”!!!! 🤦‍♂️

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Layne Pierce

It's Paul's life. God bless him.

RCJH

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Edward Daub

Pierce will have to "Rob Peter to Pay Paul"!

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Keith Gellar

Waiting to hear how the Jayhawk faithful are going to defend this one. Its his right to do it, but boy - is there a need to live stream it? So much for being a role model.

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Mallory Briggans

another social media casualty. the famous words of Coach Herm Edwards "DONT PRESS SEND"

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Glen Miller

This is laughable.......... we just put on prime time TV on an awards show, two half naked women, dancing sexually on a big bed while singing a song called WAP that stands for Wet Arse Kitty. Yet this picture gets you fired. What a joke! Sanity has completely gone out the window.

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Blake Brown

Great comment

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Robert Brock

I’m waiting for Snoop Dogg’s reaction.

2 weeks ago

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Rodney Crain

He worked for Disney. The mouse is very protective of their image.

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