Skip to main content

Paul Pierce's current saga brings us back to his stabbing 21 years ago



With the news that ESPN and Celtics legend, Paul Pierce, have parted ways, I am reluctantly transported back to perhaps the darkest time in Paul's life and career.

Pierce went live on Friday night in apparent partying mode, surrounded by scantily-clad women. As a long-time fan of The Truth, the scene was tough to watch - but it brought me back to a questionable time in Paul's career.

It was the night of September 25, 2000 when Pierce was attacked and stabbed at a Boston night club. He received eight stab wounds and came close to losing his life. 

At the time, there was little news available on the specifics concerning what led up to the attack, and that continued for years following the incident. There had been suggestions that The Truth was known to party on occasion during his stint with the Boston Celtics, but there was nothing unusual or shocking about the rumors (Per Associated Press' Denise Lavoie after the attackers were sentenced.).

Jeff Twiss a spokesman for the Celtics said the team and Pierce did not plan to make a statement about the sentences.


The other players in this saga, in which Paul barely escaped with his life, were not of the highest level of repute. We are left to only guess at what actually took place - and why.

The three-week trial was marked by recanted testimony and allegations of witness intimidation.

Pierce testified that he was set upon by a group of men after he had a brief conversation with two women including one who was related to both Ragland and Watson.

Before sentencing Ragland who killed a man when he was 14 by shooting indiscriminately into a crowd in Boston insisted he didn’t stab Pierce.

As one who realizes that nothing is quite what it appears to be, I absolutely am hoping this is all a smokescreen, staged for some unknown purpose. But as a veteran police investigator, I am aware that there are few secrets left to a star's behavior in today's world. I wish Paul well - in his career and his future life - and I damn well wish this had never happened.

Addendum (added 11:21 AM ET, April 6, 2021):  

Big Things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile #Truthshallsetufree pic.twitter.com/YIaJMcNQoH

Still hoping this entire episode is a smokescreen for something positive that will be happening, I wonder if the "Big Things" mentioned by The Truth might involve a position with an NBA team - perhaps even the Boston Celtics. Was the entire fiasco merely a ploy and introduction to a major impending  announcement by Paul? Was what we viewed an over-celebration at such a future event? As  Pierce said, "Stay tuned".

 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.)  Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and his two daughters as an unseen

Nik Stauskas adds "shooting with size" voiced by Brad Stevens

 As a 6'6" shooting guard, 28-year-old Nik Stauskas adds that shooting with size sorely needed by the Boston Celtics. Drafted 8th-overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2014, Stauskas has bounced around to various teams since then. Nik Stauskas' deal with the Boston Celtics includes non-guaranteed salary for the second season in 2022-23, a source tells @celticsblog . — Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 4, 2022 Nik has never averaged more than 9.5 points per game in the NBA, but Boston is most likely counting on his production for Grand Rapids in the G League as the incentive to sign him. In 17 games thus far, he has averaged 24.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 4.8 APG - while shooting 50% on field goals and 45% on treys. Nik Stauskas is signing a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of @PrioritySports tell ESPN. Stauskas had an historic week, scoring 100 points on 57 and 43 point performances in back-to-back games for Grand Rapids. — Adrian Wo

Rick Barry belittling Bill Russell on TV revealed the real fool

 It happened on national TV during the 1981 NBA Finals . Two of the announcers were Rick Barry and Bill Russell . When asked who was in a photo passed to Barry, Rick responded, "I don't know. Looks like some fool over there (referring to Russ) with the watermelon grin on. Russell repeatedly indicated the photo was of KC Jones , but Barry would have none of it. Worth watching. Russ vs. Rick Barry! The "fool with the watermelon grin" wasn't Bill. It was Barry. Don't believe it was racial, but the two didn't get along. Russ was clearly pissed. Rick Barry - Watermelon Grin https://t.co/NrUSkzrwZH via @YouTube — Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) September 24, 2021 Bill responded with, "That was K. C. That wasn't me. That was K. C." Then Barry tried to pass the photo to Bill, and Russ wanted none of that either. "No. I don't want them" is how Russell responded, clearly pissed, but still maintaining that aura of class and composure. Alth