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Jalen Rose takes funny shot at Paul Pierce over wheelchair admission

Paul Pierce made a shocking admission recently about one of the defining moments of his career, and Jalen Rose may never let him live it down.

While fulfilling his usual duties for ESPN before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Pierce said he needed to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair during Game 1 of the Finals in 2008 because he had to go to the bathroom. What initially looked like a severe knee injury was actually a case of nature calling, which explains why Pierce was able to return to the game and help the Celtics beat the Lakers after only missing a minute of play.

Jalen Rose, who has frequently traded barbs with Pierce during ESPN broadcasts, tweeted on Monday that he thought about Pierce when he ran out of toilet paper. His tweet appeared to be as part of a sponsorship deal with Charmin, which made it a very creative execution.

Pierce did not admit to pooping his pants before being wheeled to the locker room, but there has long been speculation about that because of the way a Celtics staff member shielded him from cameras. Rose obviously buys into that theory.


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