Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce is utilized to listening to a lots of trash talk on the basketball court, however he obtained an unanticipated earful from a widely known poker pro while contending in the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas this week.
The 2008 NBA champ hung up his sneakers in 2017, as well as playing poker is obviously component of his retirement. Pierce was just one of 1,039 to take part in the $25,000 buy-in event which relocated into the last table phase on Thursday.
Pierce is no more eligible, as well as before getting jumped from the event, he had to hear it from Mustafa Kanit, the Italian high-stakes pro that’s not normally recognized for his flamboyant table talk.
Trash Talking The Truth
Prior to we reveal you the clip, a bit of context– ahead of the hand going down, Pierce was having a little enjoyable with Kanit. The male known as “The Truth” during his having fun days was literally dancing around the table after getting his pocket queens done in against Kanit’s pocket kings and also increasing a queen.
However, Kanit would certainly have the last laugh, bouncing Pierce create the event on this hand a short time later on.
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“Who’s the truth now?” the Italian asks with a friendly laugh after his getting his pocket jacks all in against Pierce’s ace-queen and hitting a jack on the flop.
“This is my game,” continues Kanit with a huge smile. “Welcome to my court! Bam!”
It was all in enjoyable, however, as Pierce had a good poke fun at Kanit’s trash talk as well as provided him a high 5 before exiting the phase.
“I ain’t heartbroken,” Pierce said to Pokerstars.com. “I had fun.”
Pierce was one of numerous athletes and also celebs to participate in the tournament, including golfer Sergio Garcia, skateboarder Tony Hawk, and also previous Super Dish champ Richard Seymour.
The former Celtic is not new to poker, although he has yet to make his mark on the game. Pierce took part in the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP), but he didn’t cash, and he has no Hendon Mob results to his name.
Kanit, at the same time, is number one on Italy’s all-time money listing with $11.4 million in life time earnings. While he finished 56th for $56,800 in the PSPC Main Event, he took 2nd location in the $10,000 High Roller Event in the Bahamas for a $271,000 pay day.