Paul Pierce Reveals Hilarious Story Behind 2008 Wheelchair Incident

Paul Pierce Celtics

Paul Pierce Celtics

Over the years, there's been debate over the seriousness of Pierce's injury.

"Ah, something went down and I had to go to the bathroom", Pierce replied.

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National Basketball Association legend Paul Pierce has admitted that he had an Engadine Macca's incident of his own nearly exactly 11 years ago in what has gone down in history as the "Wheelchair Game".

Michael Jordan had the "flu game", Paul Pierce has the "poo game".

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Writhing in pain, Pierce was put into a wheelchair and rolled into the locker room for treatment.

What was a tight game at the time soon became a comfortable Boston win, as the Cs came out on top with a 98-88 victory.

Well, it's 11 years later and it may have taken over a decade, but Pierce has an explanation - and it had nothing to do with being hurt. Instead, some wondered whether he, um, soiled himself.

"I have a confession to make", he said during ESPN's pre-game coverage of the Toronto-Golden State final today.

Pierce was guarding Kobe Bryant in the third quarter and went down grabbing his knee after a Bryant shot. Pierces' co-hosts pressed him a bit harder and Pierce revealed that he may have actually already GONE to the bathroom and needed the wheelchair to hide him as he went to the locker room to clean up.

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