Paul Pierce Received Two Write-In Votes In Poland’s Presidential Election

Paul Pierce now can add Polish presidential candidate to his long list of accomplishments. Sort of.

The Washington Wizards forward received two write-in votes in the first round of Poland’s presidential election Sunday. Bartosz Bielecki, a Polish writer for ESPN Truehoop’s, and fellow NBA blogger Przemek Kujawiński shared their invalid ballots on Twitter.

Bielecki explained on that he voted for Pierce as a form of protest against Poland’s political system. Pierce had nailed his game-winning buzzer-beater during Game 3 of the Wizards’ second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks just hours before the polls opened in Poland, so he was fresh on Bielecki’s mind. Unfortunately, the two votes weren’t enough to get Pierce elected.

As for why he didn’t vote for Washington center Marcin Gortat — whom the writer cited as the reason for the Wizards’ growing popularity in Poland — Bielecki said he expects to cast a “real, valid vote” when Gortat runs for president of Poland someday in the future.

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

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