Paul Pierce has been let go by ESPN, according to multiple reports. The announcement came after Pierce went on Instagram Live and recorded his wild weekend playing poker with what appeared to be strippers.

The former Boston Celtics star first joined ESPN as a regular studio analyst during the 2017-18 NBA season. He eventually went on to become a basketball analyst for the coverage on NBA Countdown and The Jump.

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Many are probably wondering why he would put his professional career at risk all for posting a video that he most likely knew wasn't appropriate for the general public to view. ESPN acted quickly, as his termination came a few days after he was trending on social media for his social media antics.

Paul Pierce, who was a 10-time NBA All-Star and a champion, spent 19 years in the league perfecting his craft. You would think he would have learned something about professionalism and the kind of environment that sports media companies attempt to create for their fan base, and making them uncomfortable is definitely not part of their goals.

According to Mike Thomas of Sportscasting, Pierce has still not come out with an apology as well as acknowledged the implications of his actions from this past weekend. Time will tell if The Truth will even react to his actions or if ESPN will get an apology out of the potential Hall-of-Famer, as it is certain that he will stay out of the spotlight for a little while until this all blows over.