In April, Paul Pierce got fired by ESPN after famously smoking weed on Instagram Live. Months later, Pierce tells his side of the story and says it was only a matter of time before he leaves ESPN. In addition, Pierce revealed some of his career plans for the future.
Apparently, Pierce says that he was going to leave ESPN. However, that didn't happen, as Pierce got himself fired after his Instagram Live video went viral. In the video, Pierce smokes weed at a party with exotic dancers. Pierce didn't mind it; in fact, he still doesn't.
“I was done with them, anyway. It wasn’t a great fit. There’s a lot of stuff over there that you can’t say. And you have to talk about LeBron all the time.”
"What the f--k did I do? I was just having a good time. All the people coming after me, half you motherf---s do the same s--t. You’re just hiding it. And you all are married while you’re doing it. I’m divorced, I’m retired. I’m having fun.” Paul Pierce
Pierce is working with Garnett on a podcast
Following Pierce's departure from ESPN, he announced his own brand of marijuana called 'Truth.' Furthermore, Pierce says he's collaborating with a former teammate on launching a podcast. Additionally, Pierce wants to create a show that follows the two around the world.
“Just doing all the s--t we couldn’t do when we played. Skydiving, Maybe a bull run in Spain. Get motorcycles and travel around. Experience different cultures, different foods. That would be so much fun.”Paul Pierce
In May, Pierce got inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. It's a perfect ending to Pierce's legendary NBA career. In 19 NBA seasons, Pierce won an NBA championship, made the All-Star team 10 times, made four All-NBA teams, and won the 2008 Finals MVP. Surely, Pierce is enjoying his retirement. After all, Pierce's earned over $198 million during his NBA career.