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Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 11:38 am  |  13 responses

Paul Pierce Advances to Second Round in World Series of Poker

With this lockout, NBAers will have to find creative ways to stay busy. Celtics forward Paul Pierce is off to a good start. Via CSNNE: “Maybe it’s just one of Paul Pierce’s hobbies. Maybe he’s just trying quench a lingering competitive thirst during the offseason. Maybe it’s for the money. The NBA is locked out, after all. If you listen to the Celtics’ captain, who advanced to the second day of competition in the World Series of Poker on Sunday, he was drawn to the event because of the lucrative prize that will be taken home by the winner. Some estimates have the purse at over $8 million dollars, or a little more than half the amount ($15.3 million) Pierce would lose if the NBA were to be locked out for the entire 2011-12 season. ‘The prize,’ Pierce told ESPN when asked why he was taking part in the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament in Las Vegas. ‘Who wouldn’t want to try and come and win that?’ Pierce calls himself an amateur poker player, but he has survived as about half of the more than 2000 players who entered the tournament have been eliminated. Former WSOP main event champion Chris Moneymaker is one of the professionals already gone. Wearing green shoes, green and white socks and his 2008 NBA Championship ring, Pierce played his way to Day 2, and seemed to enjoy himself during his ride. According to ESPN, he spoke with fans in between hands and received a six-hour massage while sitting at his table.’

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  • tom

    is he playing sitting in THE wheelchair? seriously, good luck PP! ;)

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Pierce is a pimp. lol

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Good luck, Paul! Bring home another championship to Boston.

  • BRAVO

    lmao i like your hustle

  • robb

    well he’s good at bluffing so it doesn’t surprise me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ 1982

    He asked KG to stand around the table and yell at his opponents. “Anything is possible!”

  • sam

    Does he really have to do that just to get money while the lockout is going on? Give someone else a chance.

  • D12FSU

    6 hour massage? Damn. He should of brought KG with him to trashtalk the field.

  • ripslam

    Wheelchair jokes got old about two years ago…

  • markymark

    LMAO @ tom and robb

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    @ripslam. Maybe if you’re a celtics or pierce fan.

  • flipnoyce

    Its a tough economy out there, the only thing that keeps coming these days are bills. So whenever or however you can get that extra cash flowing is all good. Do your thing PDUD’s.

  • Arch

    LMAO @ tom n 1982 “Anythin is pOSSSS-I-BLE!”

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