What is Paul Pierce's net worth? Inside NBA legend's fortune after ESPN fires him over racy IG Live video
ESPN was really frustrated that Pierce recorded the videos himself and shared them with the world
NBA star Paul Pierce faced a lot of backlash after he shocked his fans by drinking, smoking and partying with bikini-clad women. In the video, the 43-year-old professional basketball player was seen receiving a neck massage from a woman dressed in swimwear. On the other hand, he was filming another woman in a bikini twerking on the ground behind him.
The video went viral as soon as it surfaced online and people started to was on the receiving end of a lot of backlash on social media with many of his fans and fellow colleagues commenting on his adventures. ESPN fired the NBA analyst after the racy video. According to sources, ESPN was really frustrated that Pierce recorded the videos himself and shared them with the world. The former Boston Celtics star was working for ESPN since he retired from the league after the 2016-17 season and has been appearing on shows like ‘NBA Countdown’ and ‘The Jump’.
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Despite his inappropriate social media behavior, he has been a legendary basketball player and fans admire him for his playing skills and the knowledge he has about the sport. He made a fortune while playing the league and his earnings got even bigger when he got himself associated with the sports network.
Let’s know a little bit more about Pierce and how much he has earned over the years.
Who is Paul Pierce?
Born on October 13, 1977, Pierce played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), predominantly with the Boston Celtics. During the summer of 1996, Pierce earned a spot on the roster of the USA's Under 22 team and helped the USA go unbeaten in the World Championship-qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico.
Pierce was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Celtics. In 2008, he won his first-ever NBA championship and was also named the MVP in the finals.
He joined ESPN as a regular studio analyst in August ahead of the 2017-18 NBA season. Previously, he joined ESPN's and ABC's 'NBA Countdown' as a guest analyst during the 2017 and 2016 NBA Finals.
Pierce is undoubtedly one of the best players to play the game and he has the records to prove it. Apart from becoming the NBA champion in 2008, the player has also won numerous accolades during his professional career. He has been a 10-time NBA All-Star and was also a part of the All-NBA Second Team.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame for his contribution to the game. He ranks third in team history in games played, second in points scored, seventh in total rebounds, fifth in total assists and first in total steals.
What is Paul Pierce’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul Pierce has a net worth of $70 million. The iconic basketball player signed a contract in July 2010 with the Boston Celtics which included a team option worth $15.3 million for the 2013-14 season.
The website also notes that Pierce earns approximately $22 million per year, which includes $6 million made from endorsements. The player has appeared in advertisements for brands such as Nike and American Express.