The controversy of what ended up happening in the infamous Boston Celtics “wheelchair game” that saw Hall of Fame forward Paul Pierce taken to the locker room after an injury playing vs. the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals only to see The Truth return to the game to help Boston get the win is morphing again with new revelations from the man himself.
Previously, perhaps in jest, Pierce suggested he’d had an accident of the bathroom variety and needed to get back to the locker room to change. But in a recent Showtime Basketball interview for the “KG Certified” podcast between Pierce, his Banner 17 teammate Kevin Garnett and three Celtics of today in Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum, Brown inquired about that fateful day.
“I sprained my MCL,” said Pierce to laughter from all quarters, evidently all thinking of that accident-themed “admission” Pierce had made not long ago on an ESPN broadcast. “Don’t believe all of them rumors that I had to go to the bathroom.”
The Englewood native explained that the doctor told him not to put weight on it, but he tested it out himself, feeling confident that he could play on it. “I stood up, and I was like ‘Man, let me see how this feels. Alright, alright. It’s cool, it’s cool.’”
“They didn’t let me put any weight on it, so when I put the weight on it I knew I was cool. I was like alright, I’m good, give me the knee brace because it felt kind of loose.”
We aren’t able to confirm or deny this latest version from Pierce about that day, but if we are being honest, we find this explanation a little more plausible than the one previously offered by The Truth.
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire