So in the midst of the apparently hour long ordeal, Paul Pierce was handcuffed by Las Vegas PD.
Though Bill Cassell, Metro’s public information officer, said he didn’t have the exact details about why Pierce was cuffed, he said it often happens when “an individual is loudly hostile.”
“You have to remember he’s a big guy,” Cassell said.
Pierce, a small forward who stands 6 foot 7 inches and weighs 235 pounds, “rapidly calmed down” and police removed the handcuffs after about 15 minutes, Cassell said.
“We find this happens a lot of times,” Cassell said. “Someone is a little agitated and when they’re placed in handcuffs they rethink things.”
Of course… police are light on the details about WHY Pierce was handcuffed. "Loudly hostile" could be code for "he raised his voice."