Paul Pierce is an unrestricted free agent searching for what could be his last NBA contract. So, how is the former Boston Celtic preparing for free agency? By participating in the World Series of Poker.
Pierce tweeted a photo of himself Monday holding a stack of poker chips and wearing sunglasses.[tweet https://twitter.com/paulpierce34/statuses/486237479423315968 align=’center’]
This seems to be an annual event for Pierce, who was spotted in Las Vegas during last year’s WSOP.[tweet https://twitter.com/AFeldmanESPN/statuses/353659750531072001 align=’center’]
Pierce, 36, isn’t hoping to develop a strong poker face for free-agent negotiation tactics after his contract with the Brooklyn Nets expired this season. He views the game as therapeutic.
“I think poker has really helped me develop patience and that helps me in everything I do in life,” Pierce told PokerListings in 2011. “It helps me on the basketball court, to be more patient and to be more of a thinking player and to be smarter out there.”
Whatever the reason, hopefully The Truth does well and uses it as a bit of a bonus for the contract he hopes to sign soon.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@AFeldmanESPN