The Los Angeles Times has removed a line which made light of the incident in which Celtics forward Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck and back.
Early on Monday, a story titled "Your guide to hating the Celtics" was published on the newspaper's website. It included the following line: "By the way, Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times!"
By late morning, the story was removed from the newspaper's website, but it returned later in the day with the following note: "[For the record: An earlier version of this post contained an inappropriate comment about Pierce relating to an incident in 2000 in which he was stabbed repeatedly. That comment should not have been published and has been removed.]"
The comment still appears on the website for KTLA, the television station for which Ted Green is the senior sports producer.