A Houston Rockets player found himself in the headlines this week for what has now become dubbed “pulling a Paul Pierce.”
Pierce, a Boston Celtics legend, had an illustrious and extremely impressive NBA career. Winning a championship speaks for itself.
That said, the thing he has become best known for in his post-playing days is this incident:
Ever since, any time a player has an accident of this nature (and there have been many), it has become known as “pulling a Paul Pierce.”
This week Rockets forward Usman Garuba found himself trending for this:
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Make of that what you will.
With social media being what it is nowadays, folks had some reactions to what they saw:
Pulled a Paul Pierce lol
— Yeoman Boy 🇻🇦 (Waiting for CM Anime) (@BossmanAsian) August 27, 2022
— William A. Pupo 🇨🇺 🇺🇸 (@WPupo) August 27, 2022
— 2XxX (@2xgocrazy2) August 28, 2022
Never trust a fart for sure!
— Dru Leaf (@martinlefty1) August 28, 2022
You need to stop and use the bathroom
— Troylandry (@Troylan74385984) August 28, 2022
Chocolate Sauce On A Sunday? 16 Man Holes, up next on pic.twitter.com/t4gmUQE1R8
— S҉o҉a҉n҉k҉s҉ (@OvarianWarrior) August 28, 2022
Too Much pre game protien smoothies
— None43211 (@None432111) August 28, 2022
“Of course, I shit my pants, everyone my age shits their pants. It’s the coolest”. https://t.co/AnZOTWrbC2
— SleptKing (@SleptKingSB) August 28, 2022
Paul pierce walked (or rolled lol) so Usman can run https://t.co/7ZYgDuzJos
— BuffaloBraves (@ClipFanAbroad) August 28, 2022
Bro wanna be Paul pierce so bad 😂 https://t.co/e4VVB8sFpt
— Owen🐭 (@34owenromero) August 28, 2022
This right here is Paul Peirce’s legacy https://t.co/7UygJPOydY
— daylem. (@DatBoiDC1) August 28, 2022
Big picture, regardless of what happened there, the image is worth a thousand words.
It doesn’t leave much to the imagination.
Conor McGregor is having himself a weekend.https://t.co/XeP4l89jrt
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 27, 2022
How does Pierce ultimately feel about the fact that his legacy will forever be intertwined with guys having accidents during games?
It’s impossible to know for certain, but he is probably really happy about it.