Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  21 responses

Paul Pierce May Be A (Golf) Addict

From Paul Pierce’s personal blog on Boston.com: “People always ask me what I like to do for fun. Of course, I always say play basketball. For me, basketball is my number one hobby. I love everything about the game – from fun scrimmages with my buddies, to hours analyzing tape on how we can improve as a team. I am truly fortunate to say I love my job, and I can’t imagine it being any different.  That being said, of course I have plenty of other activities I enjoy…This past summer I took golf lessons and really got into the game, which will be my second sport (if things go well). I think I may be addicted; the problem is, it’s so hard to be consistent and I’m so competitive! I’m surrounded by golf though, so I just decided to get out there take lessons. So, to all my teammates who’ve been talkin a lot of smack, you better watch out, I’ll be comin for you….Bowling is another activity that I really enjoy. You may not break a sweat but it’s better than just sitting on the couch watching TV. In the summer, I would try to go a few times a week. It looks like we are going to move forward with my Truth Strikes Again benefit again this year at King’s. I’m excited about it. It’s always a great event and raises money for my Truth Foundation, which is 100% focused on fighting childhood obesity.”

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  • JTaylor21

    Sure PP, you fight obesity by playing freaking golf. Tell them fat kids to chase a twinkie that’s how you lose weight.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    jtaylor- a 40% increase in your resting HR over 20 minutes, 3x a week reduces your risk of CVD, type 2 diabetes, colon and lung cancer. Oh yeah, and you lose weight. I cant give you the relevant journal articles right now, but in the morning I’ll post the links up (its near 1am here) if you like.
    I know your comment was meant as a joke, but.. That makes you seem pretty ignorant especially when obesity is such a huge health issue right now. Strikes home pretty hard for me personally when I’m doing med prac work in a hospital and I see these people who’ve effectively ruined their lives due to obesity.

  • JTaylor21

    @Hursty it has nothing to do with ignorance but everything to do with not giving a DAMN about people who bring this on themselves. I have plenty of sympathy for people with disease that are natural or hereditary but NONE for idiots who bring it onto themselves. Nobody put a gun to the heads of all these fat people and forced them to down a chicken wing, they sat there eating and eating without working out until it was too late then turnaround blame everyone else for them being fat. Their fat a** had the energy to woof down meal after meal then they should use that same energy to lose weight. It’s like the morons that blame McDonalds and BKing for making them fat, did the King kick down your door and force burgers down your throat, NO. Damn I hate fatties who have nothing but excuses.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    cosign Hursty.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    @JTaylor: that is unbelievably ignorant and offensive. if someone has gotten to the point where they are morbidly obese, clearly some psychological issues (usually depression and/or anxiety) are at play. i’m not trying to alleviate them of any responsibility, but to suggest that they’re obese simply because they chose to be is just stupid. f—, man, you’re not even worth arguing with. i hope that and all your other dumbass comments get deleted.

  • JTaylor21

    Damn, what kind of world do we live in that we blame the reasons for being fat on anxiety and depression, SHAMWOW. People get fat by EATING a LOT plain and simple, not by being SAD. Damn, America is a very funny place, everybody blames something else for their problems except themselves. It’s like when those killers say that they killed people because they’re mentally ill then get sent to some mental “institution” to chill and talk about their feelings, F*CK OUT HERE.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    jtaylor, I think it’s pathetic that Paul is working to raise money for a cause he believes in and you belittle him for it.

  • letsmotor

    agreed with Caboose. Jtaylor, being depressed doesn’t directly lead to obesity, but why do you think people who are morbidly obese let themselves get that way? because they have high self-esteem? because they’re happy with their lives?

  • http://Slamonline.com NBA kid

    It’s not just eating and it’s not just depression, but JTaylor is really oversimplifying it. Whatever Pierce is doing, I applaud him for giving his time, energy, and money to something he wants to support

  • larrylegend

    Dear JTaylor21,
    u are just an idot.
    yours sincerly,
    the truth has to be told

  • JTaylor21

    Trust me I know plenty of fat people who are the happiest, go lucky people ever and none of them are in the slightest way depressed or lack self-esteem. All I’m saying is that people need to stop blaming everything else for problems they bring onto themselves.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Just because they’re happy around you JTaylor doesn’t mean they don’t have exceedingly low self esteem or suffer from depression. I agree with you in that there is an aspect of will power and choice in it, but there are indeed mental issues that result in obesity.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Some people are junk food “addicts”. I have never had a sweet tooth, even as a kid I always perfered wheaties or frosted flakes over any of those sugary cereals. But when my son was born 2 years ago and I had to get-up every couple of hours in the middle of the night to make bottles, I found thats when I really crave sweets and kept cookies or other sugary snack.. I can kinda compare it to smoking. (As a smoker) I know smoking is a choice I make, and cant throw the blame on other people, its something I feel I NEED every couple of hours.. I believe some people feel the same for junk-food..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^ *around the house… sorry, its early for me for a sunday..

  • Truth fan

    Just read a little about this. The purpose is to educate kids on the importance of nutrition and physical activity to health. Pierce says he wishes he new more about nutrition growing up. Some kids aren’t taught these things, some are given bad eating/activity habits from an early age and are obese at age 10. These kids are idiots that no one should try to help? Do you expect 12 year olds that grow up in abusive homes to be up to speed on how to have healthy relationships? It’s not the most noble cause of all time, but save your hate, goof. Just because to you it’s as simple as not eating unhealthy food doesn’t mean Pierce can’t be a positive influence on kids whose weight problem isn’t just caused by them being assholes that don’t care enough.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Whatever, the season needs to start already. This is like the second article this month where more golf was mentioned than basketball.

  • The Lord of Nsam (formerly known as Fresh Prince)

    Come on JT, u really went hard and simplistic on that one, but u r still my man. I understand ur point about some obese adults who r just lazy, like food 2 much and make excuses. But 2 some other people, food is trully an addiction like smoking or alcohol u know, at some point when u’ve crossed d line, u need more than just ur will 2 quit and get back fit. And what about some kids who get obese because of the bad eating habits or their parents… Anyway, this is a Basketball site guys, peace and love.

  • Ai come back

    dude its not like hes raisin money for nazis and these are kids not adults……

  • Ai come back

    i love how this has nothin to do with golf………or basketball or in all honesty paul pierce

  • Heals

    Crazy, I Love it how no matter what the topic is PDouble always causes heads to go back n’ forth at each other…

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