Paul Pierce says he ‘don’t need’ ESPN: ‘I made more money with this crypto in the past month [than] I did with y’all in a year’

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Early in April, Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce was fired by ESPN as an analyst after he posted a racy video of himself partying with several women dressed provocatively.

It was previously reported that Pierce lost a huge amount of earnings because of the move. However, it does not seem like the former NBA champion is losing sleep over it.

He even took shots at his former employer with a recent tweet, claiming that he is better off not working for the media giant.

Pierce had a successful 19-year run in the NBA playing for the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. He helped lead the Celtics to the championship in 2008, where he won NBA Finals MVP.

After retiring from the league in 2017, he embarked on a broadcasting career. He had served as a studio analyst for a couple of ESPN television shows.

It was recently announced that the 10-time NBA All-Star is among the 16 inductees to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

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Orel's passion for sports stems from following Michael Jordan’s last title runs with the Chicago Bulls and his namesake Orel Hershiser’s Cleveland Indians tenure in the late 1990s.