Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 9:00 am  |  30 responses

What Exactly Happened With Paul Pierce in Vegas?

by Marcel Mutoni

Yesterday, I posted a small blind item about Paul Pierce taking (and passing!) three field sobriety tests in Las Vegas. The story also claimed that Pierce, bizarrely, decided to leave his car with a valet and took a cab home. Well, it turns out that things were a little more complicated than that.

The League’s reigning Finals MVP apparently had cops put the cuffs on him, because he was “agitated”. The Boston media waited until the official police report came out to speak on this, and here’s what they had to say.

Pierce, driving a white BMW, was pulled over at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Pierce passed the field sobriety test, and a Breathalyzer determined that his blood alcohol content was below the .08 legal intoxication limit in Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Pierce was initially “uncooperative” after being stopped but calmed down after being handcuffed. The cuffs were removed after about 15 minutes, and Pierce was not cited for a traffic violation.

This Las Vegas Review-Journal piece – written by a man wearing an eye patch – has a few more of the details from Pierce’s time out in Sin City:

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.”

No wonder he was “agitated”. Wouldn’t you – the world’s greatest basketball player - be if someone dared to toss shrimp at you?

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  • eyehatedirk

    P3n1s. I would have tossed a salad dressing soaked crouton at her.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    is this story real? doesnt seem like it

  • Mendel

    The Worlds Greatest Basket ball Player at the moment, is a Boston Crab

  • http://wherespmac.com Justin Adler

    This might be the lamest story ever. Sobriety. Shrimp tossing. No coke, hookers, or guns. Come on Paul.

  • dfrance

    So… What does this have to do with anything???

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Imagine if someone not a fan favorite did any of this. They might get in trouble.

  • Captain America

    Mendel, PP has Boston crabs? Now da’s newz.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i know what happened. it was those damn bats! nobody could drive straight in that stuff. also, peyote doesnt show up on a breathalyzer.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    At least he didnt get injured.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP aka D.Polo

    Yeah, shrimp don’t go to well with me either. If I’m paying and you are wasting over your food, that sh*t would have me bugging like crazy as well.

  • tike

    shrimp….why even report this kinda SH*T!!

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Why does this all sound so familiar?

  • DubsGonDoIt

    P-O-T anybody .. the greatest basketball player alive was high

  • ktokyo

    after the shrimp, he reportedly threw up gang signs to the woman

  • Krishan

    lol ktokyo

  • Jackie Moon

    He was pissed off because they made him take a sobriety test. So what?

  • Diesel

    Pierce later put out a press release claiming he was the best ‘buzzed’ driver in the world. Saying that he actually concentrates more when he drinks.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I wonder what Pierce’s date looked like.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i am still in shock that a pirate works for Las Vegas Review-Journal! Oh yo ho yo ho a pirate’s life for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://nba.com bbfan

    hahaha!!!! at the wasting shrimp comment by DP LOL!!!!!

  • Diesel

    BETCATS – that’s no pirate, that’s Nick Fury- world’s greatest super hero.

  • The Promise

    Why didnt she just eat the shrimp? It was a perfectly good shrimp…

  • http://slamonline.com whitechocolate


  • Mendel

    Hey Promise, because it was trief

  • yo

    Man he was one of my idols! =-(

  • Zoran

    More money means more dope to bloww

  • The Ghost of Wilt Chamberlain

    When I was playing in LA back in the day, I had shrimps tossed at me all the time… Midgets being chucked on the bed to join orgies! That’s how the greatest player in the world rolls!

  • spark

    I strongly suggest all men here get more from “B l a c k W h i t e K i s s . c o m ” where you can meet many cute sport babes, both black and white who enjoying chatting sports and stars.. and try more……

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    ha ha, I wonder if scal and T-allen were there to help him out of his car, probably why he was upset, also shrimp tossing has just been included in the olympics, and girl was just working out.