Paul Pierce responds to ESPN’s decision to 'part ways' with him
Paul Pierce seems OK with ESPN's decision to let him go. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce found himself at the center of some controversy this week when a video of him partying went viral.

In the clip, the Boston Celtics legend could be seen surrounded by strippers and having a great time hanging out with his friends.

Because Disney is a fairly clean-cut brand, the image of Pierce throwing down in R-rated fashion apparently didn’t sit well with executives.

On Monday, reports surfaced that ESPN was ‘parting ways’ with Pierce.

After the fact, Pierce came out and offered a response to ESPN’s decision.

It remains unclear what Pierce was thinking when he posted that stripper video on Instagram.

Multiple NBA stars, including Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Kyle Kuzma of the L.A. Lakers, had interesting responses to Pierce’s shenanigans.

While ESPN is obviously entitled to make whatever decision it sees fit regarding its employees, it’s worth remembering how it handled Jackie MacMullan earlier this year. She said some plainly racist stuff, and she faced no consequences. Pierce, meanwhile, partied on his own time and lost his job over it.

Is that fair? The answer probably depends upon whom you ask.

This article first appeared on Game 7 and was syndicated with permission.

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