Last night on the NBA Finals pregame show, Paul Pierce finally explained what happened in Game 1 of the 2008 Finals, during which he was taken off the court in a wheelchair and then came back and led the Celtics to victory over the Lakers.
"I just had to go to a bathroom."@paulpierce34 admits the only reason he left the 2008 Finals in a wheelchair was to go to the bathroom 😂 pic.twitter.com/oIUXgzDzT7— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
"I have a confession to make, I had to go to the bathroom," Pierce said.
He chose the wheelchair because walking may have exasperated the situation that was already going on in his shorts.
Paul Pierce just admitted that he wasn’t hurt when he was taken off the court in a wheelchair 11 years ago today.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 6, 2019
He just had to use the bathroom. 💀 pic.twitter.com/8ld2Ja0eYG
When Matt Barnes got wind of the explanation, he had some fun.
"I never knew why he went out like he got shot and he came back like Superman, I was just like damn," Barnes told TMZ. "But, he sh*tted. That's crazy. It takes a hell of a man to admit that sh*t, though, man. That's funny as a mother f*cker.
"I would have slid on my ass all the way back to the locker room," Barnes continued. "Hopefully, I didn't make a streak on the court."