Ex-Celtic Paul Pierce hints post-ESPN focus may be tied to growing legal weed industry

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Justin Quinn
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While champion Boston Celtic alumnus Paul Pierce‘s career with ESPN may have gone up in smoke, that’s exactly where the next phase of his post-playing career may be headed. The former Celtic forward and ESPN recently parted ways after The Truth posted a video of himself gambling and fraternizing with exotic dancers on Instagram, and later hinted something else might be in the pipeline (or is it pipe?) after breaking his ties with the Bristol, Connecticut-based sports media outlet.

For the last two weeks, it had been unclear what Pierce might have been alluding to. But, after posting new videos showing the Kansas product traveling to and then in a commercial cannabis growing operation, it seems The Truth may be yet another person making the plunge into the growing industry.

With the rapid spread of marijuana legalization at the state level, public attitudes towards the plant have relaxed considerably compared to its historic status as an illicit substance — and has proven a lucrative source of revenue for state coffers who have since permitted its sale.

“We’re over in the lab, baby,” proclaims the former Celtic in one of the videos.

Stay tuned for details on exactly how this experiment fits into Pierce’s future once they become available.

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