NBA legend Paul Pierce’s friends aren’t going to let him forget his infamous Instagram video anytime soon.
Pierce, 45, went viral last year after live-streaming a video on his Instagram via TMZ of a partially clothed woman twerking on the floor behind him and another seemingly rubbing his neck.
Shortly after this went live, NBC News reported that Pierce had been fired from ESPN, who was a regular on NBA Countdown while also appearing on The Jump.
After his departure, Pierce tweeted a video of himself laughing with him caption: “Big things are coming soon, stay tuned make sure you smile #Truthshallsetufree”
Now, over a year later, Pierce’s friends took the opportunity to poke fun at the former NBA champion by designing him a special cake for his 45th birthday.
Pierce tweeted a photo of the cake, which includes a printed screenshot from the Instagram video, the quote “Monica come through” — which he said in the video — and is surrounded by poker chips, in a nod to his fellow celebrants, who threw chips next to the Dancer.
His post is labeled: “My boys got me this cake for my birthday when they play too much”
Reactions from fans on social media varied widely, with one noting that Pierce needed to be saved: “Would someone who really cares about @paulpierce34 please save him from himself?
“It wasn’t funny when it got you fired from ESPN, and it won’t be funny if it keeps you from having a rewarding career in the future. @danielrainge can you talk to him?”
While another posted a screenshot from the video with the caption: “[laughing emoji] someone has to use this as an album cover for”
One person also commented: “[laughing emoji] Accept your missteps I guess”
Whether Pierce sees his dancing debacle as a mistake or not, only he knows.
But at least he seems to be able to laugh about it.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6499485/nba-icon-paul-pierce-trolled-booty-birthday-cake/ NBA icon Paul Pierce trotted out with a “booty” birthday cake in a cheeky jab at his ESPN shot