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Paul Pierce sighting at WSOP

ppierceESPN’s A. Feldman tweeted this pic today of *gulp* former  current Celtic (until 7/10) Paul Pierce at the World Series of Poker in Vegas. Notice he’s rocking the ’08 Celtics bling. And according to, Truth is doing pretty well:

Professional basketball player Paul Pierce was sparring with professional poker players on Saturday in Las Vegas — and was actually doing quite well.

Pierce made the trip to the 2013 World Series of Poker and entered the $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha championship, an event which always draws the best of the best.

At around 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, Piece had a stack of nearly 250,000, which put him as one of the top 10 stacks with 143 left.

On one hand, Piece turned a straight flush on a board reading 10Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit, and he crippled an opponent. Some in the room were considering the hand a slowroll because Pierce thought about the call briefly with the AHeart Suit 3Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit.

You can keep track of how Pierce is doing via Here’s a short interview from their YouTube page. Looks to me like Paul’s just enjoying a final weekend off before the official announcement/presser/media madness next week:


(h/t to Andreas)

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  • Nick Carter

    He isnt playing in Omaha Nebraska, thats the type of poker he is playing, it says in the quote but the typo is in the first paragraph.

    • KWAPT

      That’s my fault! And this is why I love our readers-they know their stuff! Corrected and thanks Nick.

  • Double P

    This makes me sad

    • forever_green

      Yeah, him acknowledging the trade hurt.

    • EricKrasnauskas


  • vitamin d

    As long as the truth is having fun 🙂

  • Don Juan

    Sometimes the Truth hurts…

  • Jester00

    that’s a tough game to play, big time drawing game, got to see a lot of flops