Either Boston Mayor Tom Menino has run off to Inglewood to join the Bloods (along with all the Bostonians in that picture)… or the NBA owes Paul Pierce a refund. This 2005 photo comes from the Boston Herald:
The mayor was snapped doing the three-finger salute at the 2005 Boston Hip-Hop festival with the guys from Special Teamz: Slaine, Edo G, Jaysaun, and DJ JayCeeOh. But we don’t think the mayor has gone off and joined the Crips or the Piru Blood either.
“I think he thought he was speaking in Italian,” said Menino’s spokesgal Dot Joyce. “Either that or he was making shadow puppets.”
Paul Pierce, by the way, made a statement on his little gesture… and now the story is done…. right? I mean… if the Mayor throwing B's up isn't the ridiculous cherry on this absurd sundae… then I don't know what is.