Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won’t Pay His Poker Debts – Agora Poker

Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won't Pay His Poker Debts

Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won't Pay His Poker Debts

paul pierce nba poker Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce owes a poker home game host $180,000, according to a lawsuit filed, but is allegedly refusing to pay it back.

Stephen Carmona , per TMZ Sports, claims he hosted a private game at his house on January 27 and invited the NBA Hall of Famer, who is an avid but recreational poker player. He apparently gave Pierce a $150,000 loan to enter the high-stakes game with the promise of paying it back within seven days.

The lawsuit states that the retired basketball star only returned $10,000 of that money and then borrowed another $40,000 from Carmona to compete in a different game, but allegedly hasn’t paid back any of that either. Pierce reportedly made around $200 million in salary and endorsement deals during his 17-year NBA career.

Sorry, no real money games are currently available in your region, but you can play these Free Online Games Global Poker PokerStars Play Racking up massive debts isn’t something new in the high-stakes poker community, although one would expect a celebrity who earned hundreds of millions of dollars in his lifetime to have no issue paying back such a small amount, relatively speaking. Pierce the Poker Player

Paul Pierce competes at the World Series of Poker. Pierce hasn’t issued a public statement on the accusations, so it’s unknown why he’s allegedly refusing to make Carmona whole. The former Celtics forward has played poker for years and has even competed in the World Series of Poker Main Event a few times, along with some other bracelet events.

He also competed on PokerGO’s Poker After Dark in 2019 at a juicy table that included Phil Hellmuth , Jennifer Tilly , Alan Keating , and the late Mike Sexton . In one hand, which you can view below, the basketball star known as “The Truth,” was all in preflop with against Keating’s . With $40,500 in the pot, they agreed to run it twice, and the best hand held up both times. Heck of a Career

Pierce is far more known for his prowess on the hardwood than […]

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