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Sports talk is inundated with debates such as Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James and Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, but one of the most everlasting back-and-forths involves an NBA legend and … his bowels. Hall of Famer Paul Pierce told The Athletic’s Michelle Beadle he didn’t poop his pants during Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals, after insinuating he did in 2019.

The situation in question occurred during the third quarter of Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, when Pierce tripped over teammate’s Kendrick Perkins feet after defending a Kobe Bryant jump shot. Pierce immediately clutched his knee and stayed on the floor until medical personnel put him in a wheelchair and took him into the tunnel. 

But after only 1:45 of game action, Pierce reentered the game with a knee wrap and earned a raucous reception from the TD Garden crowd. The 10-time All-Star explained why his absence was so brief in a 2019 NBA Finals edition of NBA Countdown — and his “confession” had nothing to do with his knee.  

“I have a confession to make,” said Pierce, who won Finals MVP in the Celtics‘ six-game series win over the Lakers. “I just had to go to the bathroom.”

“… Something went down, and I had to go to the bathroom.”

Pierce’s comment left many to believe he pooped his pants during the game, but the 44-year-old maintained that wasn’t the case in a tweet poking fun at Lakers fans. 

The poop-or-no-poop argument continued, despite Pierce’s denial. The Celtics legend delved further into the topic in an interview with The Athletic. 

“I can’t believe people believe … so listen to this, I want fans to hear this,” Pierce told The Athletic. “If you poop your pants, does it make sense to sit down and mush it in a wheelchair? No. I would walk back there straight to the bathroom. Why would I need a wheelchair if I pooped my pants? You don’t sit down on your poop.”

A logical explanation from the player long known as The Truth. 

Source: CBSSports.com


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