Eleven years ago Wednesday, Paul Pierce was carried off the court during Game 1 of the NBA Finals. After heading to the Boston Celtics’ locker room in a wheelchair, things looked grim, but “The Truth” miraculously returned to the floor.
Check out the scene below:
As everyone knows, there’s plenty of conspiracy theories out there regarding whether Pierce actually injured his right leg. He did return extremely quickly…
Well now we finally have answers thanks to the former Celtics forward himself.
Before Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Pierce, now an analyst for ESPN, was on the “NBA Countdown” desk when Michelle Beadle brought up the incident. Eleven years later, Pierce claimed he had something to admit.
“I have a confession to make,” Pierce said. “I just had to go to the bathroom. … Something went down and I had to go to the bathroom.”
Check out the full clip:
After all these years, we quickly went from wanting to know everything, to getting too much information.
Or was Pierce just messing with us?
We guess it still remains a mystery.
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