Posts Tagged ‘Paul Pierce’

PAUL PIERCE IN VEGAS GIRLFRIEND DRAMA

August 5, 2008

PAUL PIERCE

Norm! of the Las Vegas Review Journal has details about how Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce spent his Saturday night. Pierce’s evening included hanging with Playboy bunnies, a $700 bottle of cabernet and some “girlfriend drama” involving thrown shrimp.

Pierce was pulled over by Las Vegas Metro police early Sunday morning. He was released after passing a field sobriety test.

PAUL PIERCE HANDCUFFED BY VEGAS POLICE

August 4, 2008

PAUL PIERCE

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics was handcuffed and briefly detained by Metro police over the weekend.

The NBA’s self-described best player was held for about an hour but released after passing a field sobriety test. Police pulled Pierce over after he was driving erratically early Sunday morning near Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard off the Las Vegas strip. He was handcuffed after allegedly acting “agitated” and being “loudly hostile.”

DID PAUL PIERCE FLASH A GANG SIGN?

May 1, 2008

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The NBA today fined Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce $25,000 for making a “menacing gesture” towards Atlanta’s Al Horford in game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Pierce was caught on tape (above)flashing a hand gesture towards Horford. He held up his right hand, forming an “O” with his thumb and index finger and extending the other three fingers. Pierce denies the sign was gang related,

“I 100 percent do not in any way promote gang violence or anything close to it. I am sorry if it was misinterpreted that way at Saturday’s game.”

There are at least four interpretations of Pierce’s hand gesture:

1) The gesture was a gang sign used by the Piru Blood gang based in Pierce’s hometown of Inglewood, Calif.

2) It’s a “B” hand symbol used by Boston teens to represent the Hub.

3) In ASL (American Sign Language) the gesture Pierce gave literally means “asshole.”

4) Celtics GM, Danny Ainge says it means “blood, sweat, tears.”

Several religious figures and people who work with gangs and troubled youth in the Boston area came out today and are FURIOUS with Pierce. The Rev. Shaun Harrison of Youth in Crisis Ministries says he’s not buying the club’s explanation of the hand gesture. He said said the signal was “clearly meant to intimidate” Horford – an act that sends a dangerous message to Boston youths.

“Young people are going to take it as, ‘If Paul Pierce can throw up a gang sign, then I can too,’ ” said Harrison. “That’s how you deal with conflict – throw up a gang sign and challenge him. It makes our work even harder now.”

Another Boston religious figure, Nation of Islam Minister Don Muhammad, brought up an even more disturbing aspect of the incident. He says the hand signal takes on a particularly nasty air since there were rumblings that Pierce’s stabbing in 2000 may have been gang-related. Pierce was stabbed 11 times in a nightclub by associates of Boston rap crew Made Men

 

BOSTON HERALD REENACTMENT OF PIERCE’S SIGN