Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce was sacked by ESPN on Monday night after an Instagram Live video that he published on the previous Friday night.
The video captured the 43-year-old in a drunken state with scantily clad women, who could be strippers, around him and his friends while they played poker, while he also posted a photo of himself smoking what appeared to be marijuana.
Pierce had been at ESPN since 2017 and was a regular on ‘NBA Countdown’ and ‘The Jump’.
Once word had got out that Pierce had been sacked, the retired small forward posted a simple four-second video that said “Smile”, as well as the message, “Big Things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile #Truthshallsetufree.”
Pierce, nicknamed ‘the Truth‘, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.