Paul Pierce Clarifies The Truth Behind His NBA Finals Wheelchair Moment

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 19: Paul Pierce arrives at the 22nd Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton on August 19, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Harold & Carole Pump Foundation )
Paul Pierce has been subjected to some bizarre rumors surrounding the moment.

If you are an NBA historian, then you know there is a conspiracy around Paul Pierce and his infamous wheelchair game in the 2008 NBA Finals. For those who may not know, Pierce got injured while playing against the Lakers in Game 1 of the championship series. He was subsequently taken away in a wheelchair before coming back to the floor not soon after. Overall, fans were convinced that he was going to be out for the series. Consequently, there was a feeling that the Lakers were guaranteed to win it all.

However, Pierce's unlikely comeback was able to rally the Celtics. They eventually won the series and cemented themselves in NBA history. Moreover, Pierce walked away with NBA Finals MVP, which was a pretty incredible achievement. However, the conspiracy surrounding this moment is that Pierce actually had to go to the bathroom. Some believe he had an accident in his shorts and needed to be carried off in order to hide his desperate situation. Now, however, he is being given an opportunity to speak on it.

Paul Pierce Clears The Air

Pierce and Kevin Garnett recently took a trip to the Celtics facility where they interviewed Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. During the conversation, Brown asked Paul Pierce about what really went down that day. Pierce seemed a bit embarrassed by the question, however, he answered it regardless. As you can see, he blames the wheelchair moment on a sprained MCL. Garnett was a bit confused by what the rumors were, which led to a hilarious explanation from Pierce. Either way, Pierce is standing on the fact that he was truly injured.

Despite his recent explanation, not everyone is going to believe Pierce. Pierce is one of those media personalities that NBA fans love to hate. However, you have to take him at his word here. Either way, this is a legendary moment in NBA history. That 2008 Celtics team will always be beloved, and the current Celtics roster is trying to recreate their success. Be sure to stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.