Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce is the topic of a lawsuit over an alleged $180,000 unpaid poker debt. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Allegations of unpaid loans
Former NBA star Paul Pierce has been sued over an alleged high-stakes poker debt value $180,000. Stephen Carmona, a leisure poker participant, filed the lawsuit in opposition to the ten-time NBA All-Star, claiming that he lent Pierce $180,000 so he may play in poker video games. Pierce allegedly by no means repaid the sum; Carmona seeks $180,000 plus curiosity.
Carmona hosted a personal sport at his house on January 27
Within the lawsuit, Carmona particulars how he allegedly gave Pierce $150,000 on one event. Carmona hosted a personal sport at his house on January 27 and invited Pierce. The NBA legend supposedly misplaced $140,000 and returned simply $10,000 to Carmona regardless of promising to repay the cash inside every week. The plaintiff additional alleges that he lent Pierce one other $40,000 the next week and Pierce misplaced all of that cash, as nicely.
A giant fan of poker
Carmona claimed that he unsuccessfully requested the 44-year-old Pierce on quite a few events to repay the cash after initially being promised that he would achieve this. Pierce has but to touch upon the matter. Individuals on social media are speculating if Pierce is perhaps broke or if the lawsuit allegations have been fabricated.
a repute for collaborating in high-stakes poker video games
Pierce has a repute for collaborating in high-stakes poker video games. He has performed within the World Sequence of Poker on quite a few events and appeared on Poker After Darkish in 2019. A video additionally went viral final 12 months of Pierce taking part in at a personal poker sport involving strippers, smoking, and ingesting. He was reportedly let go from his place as an ESPN analyst following the emergence of the video.
Not afraid of controversy
Pierce has additionally been sued a number of occasions through the years. Simply final month, he was the topic of a lawsuit relating to an alleged “pump and dump” cryptocurrency scheme. One other lawsuit in 2020 associated to a marijuana enterprise deal going dangerous, and his Manhattan landlord sued him in 2015 for allegedly leaving the residence in a foul state.
Pierce is one among simply three Boston Celtics gamers to attain greater than 20,000 factors for the staff. The others had been John Havlicek and Larry Chicken.
Paul “The Reality” Pierce performed with the Boston Celtics for many of his profession, successful an NBA Championship with the staff in 2008. He additionally was subsequently a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers. The previous small ahead was inducted into the Basketball Corridor of Fame final 12 months. Throughout his profession, Pierce reportedly earned a complete wage of about $200m.