Pierce Not Talking About Vegas

Not surprisingly, neither Paul Pierce nor the Celtics are willing to talk about the incident in Las Vegas that resulted in the Finals MVP sporting police handcuffs for about 15 minutes.  Here’s what the Globe is reporting today:

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that Pierce had been handcuffed after making an illegal lane change in front of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

The Celtics yesterday said that NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Paul Pierce would not comment on the early Sunday morning incident during which he was stopped in Las Vegas for “erratic driving.”

Pierce, driving a white BMW, was pulled over at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Pierce passed the field sobriety test, and a Breathalyzer determined that his blood alcohol content was below the .08 legal intoxication limit in Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Pierce was initially “uncooperative” after being stopped but calmed down after being handcuffed. The cuffs were removed after about 15 minutes, and Pierce was not cited for a traffic violation.

Pierce then left his car at valet parking and hired a taxi.

Neither Pierce’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, nor Las Vegas police returned phone calls yesterday.

A lot of our readers feel like Pierce is the victim of a witch hunt. Sorry – I’m just trying to find out as much information as possible. I realize that he did not commit a crime, but this incident is clearly out of character for Paul and that’s why it’s worth discussing. You won’t find a bigger PP fan than myself.

Most importantly, I found a ton of Celtics gear* on sale at Bob’s and Sports Authority. You can pick up “We Beat LA” or “Eastern Conference Champion” t-shirts for $5. (Note to Lakers fans: it’s cool to where conference champions shirts when the team goes on to win the title.)

* this offer only applies to fans who have purchased at least $30 in Red’s Army merchandise.


8 Responses

  1. I think it’s time to let this Non-Story go, Chuck.

    Nobody Cares.

  2. “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive . . .”And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about 100 miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?””

  3. Great quote perk Love your blog by the way!!!!!!!! Can we get the LOSERS shirt for 5 bills????

  4. Danno are you such a homer that you can’t accept the fact that this is a relevant story?

  5. How is it relevant?

    Relevant to what? It’s not NBA or Basketball related at all.

    He was pulled over in the town he lives in during the offseason for a routine traffic stop, was given 3 separate sobriety tests and passed them all, and wasn’t arrested or cited for anything. The cos put him in cuffs for a few minutes because he got mouthy with them, probably because – he hadn’t done anything wrong.

    How is this even remotely relevant to ANYTHING?

    Does it really warrant 4 separate blog entries on one the more frequently visited and popular CELTICS SUPPORTING blogs?

  6. The short answer is…yes. The four posts all contained “new” information…so it’s not like we are ESPN and beating the Brett Favre story to death. Not sure about you, but in my 35 years, I’ve taken exactly 0 sobriety tests and worn police handcuffs exactly 0 times. When the captain of the World Champion Boston Celtics has an incident with police – it’s news. And in case you haven’t noticed – we blog about more than just games, stats and signings. It’s EVERYTHING Celtics. This post is no different than the ones we did on PP and KG becoming fathers.

  7. Wow!

    Are we all jones-ing for NBA basketball so much that we snip snip snip about everything?

    I would like to be able to read more about the basketball end of the Celtics, but, you know, it’s the off season so not so much going on in that department. I am not so interested in this story to be honest. But so sad for me.

    It’s news, it’s Celtics related, so it belongs on this site.

    The guys running things in this corner of the web do an excellent job. I wish I had half the info gathering skills they had, and at least a pinch of their seemingly endless supply of energy to get the info out to us.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  8. Pierce. RSaIwB. Remaining Silent about Incident while Black.

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