Look, I'm catching a lot of heat around here for "going tabloid" with the Paul Pierce story. I promised myself that I would let the story die, unless some vital information was uncovered. Well, I found that vital information. Some dude named Norm, who writes a gossip column for the Las Vegas Review Journal, has this to offer:
Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce started his Saturday night with some girlfriend drama and ended it with being stopped by Las Vegas police at 3 a.m. Sunday.
Pierce arrived at N9NE Steakhouse about 9 p.m. with a date and another couple.
Their dinner included a $700 bottle of Melbury Bond cabernet and a visit from some Playboy Bunnies in costume.
Pierce, the most valuable player in the 2008 NBA Finals and a Las Vegas resident in the off-season, passed a field sobriety tests, including a Breathalyzer, after driving erratically on the Strip.
He was stopped near Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, according to the police report.
During their two-hour dinner, the female companion of Pierce's buddy tossed a shrimp at the 6-foot-7 former Kansas star. Pierce's galpal scolded her, saying, “What’s wrong with you? Little girls do that."
Please Danny, sign someone. I need something relevant to blog about.