Rockets Player Called Out For ‘Pulling A Paul Pierce’ (Video)

Rockets Player Called Out For ‘Pulling A Paul Pierce’ (Video)

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:

Big picture, regardless of what happened there, the image is worth a thousand words.

It doesn’t leave much to the imagination.

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.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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