A career in sports media might be a relatively lucrative deal for a retired NBA player. But Paul Pierce, having squandered that, thinks differently.
Pierce made the news recently after he was fired by ESPN for indulging in some questionable behaviour. The former Celtics star earned 10 All-Star Game appearances through his NBA career. But the allure of gambling and strippers and the desire to show off ended his ESPN gig.
Pierce live streamed a house party where he was gambling, smoking up and vibing to strippers. Given that ESPN is owned by Disney, the scandal of Paul Pierce’s NSFW actions wasn’t taken lightly. It took them all of 2 days to cancel Pierce’s contract as a pundit on pre-game shows.
Now Pierce has been offered a variety of other jobs. A company even offered to pay him a million a day to host a sports talk show in the presence of strippers on TV.
He’s turned all of this down, because Pierce thinks he’s got a trump card in his hand that’ll pay out millions. And given the position of the market, he may be correct after all.
Paul Pierce says his Ethereum investments pay him more in a month than an ESPN contract yearly
Pierce let the world know that ESPN’s paycheck wasn’t as big as what he’s made by investing in cryptocurrency, advocating for Ethereum Max:
“@espn I don’t need you. I got @ethereum_max I made more money with this crypto in the past month then I did with y’all in a year. TRUTH shall set u Free. my own Boss.”
.@espn I don’t need you. I got @ethereum_max I made more money with this crypto in the past month then I did with y’all in a year. TRUTH shall set u Free 🤪🤪 my own Bosshttps://t.co/3irnuWYve3 check it out for yourself
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 26, 2021
While it’s unclear how much Pierce made with the sports media company, he made plenty of cash during his 20-year NBA career, 15 of which were with the Celtics. Pierce, who played in the NBA from 1998-2017, made about $200 million in career earnings.
This means that he has a ton of initial investment money to put into crypto. And if Pierce isn’t exaggerating his crypto claims, he’s definitely got a mind for this business.