2008 NBA Champion Paul Pierce has found a new home after leaving ESPN earlier this year. During a recent episode of What’s Burnin with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Pierce shared the news.
“Welcome one of the newest members of Showtime Basketball. [He is] the one and only Paul Pierce. Welcome! Talk to us man. You’re here. You’re doing What’s Burnin with us, but you’re going to be across the Showtime platform in general. Welcome to the Showtime family. Tell everyone where they can see you and what you’ve got going on with Showtime,” Matt Barnes said.
“First of all, I’m excited to join the family. You know I already feel like we’re brothers anyway. We’ve always been family. [I’m] helping to contribute with Showtime Basketball. Also, I’m going to be involved with some boxing….some Showtime Boxing,” Pierce commented.
Pierce worked with ESPN from 2017 through 2021 as a key contributor to The Jump and NBA Countdown. Unfortunately, his run was cut short after he was spotted on Instagram Live partaking in adult activities at what appeared to be his home.
In his new role with Showtime, he will collaborate with a team that has put together documentaries like Basketball County: In The Water, Passion Play, Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story and Iverson. Beyond their work in the film industry, Showtime Basketball also has launched a popular video podcast series called All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson.
As for Showtime Boxing, the network has had a hand in airing fights like Logan Paul-Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley. In two weeks, Showtime will also have a hand in airing Caleb Paul-Saul Alvarez.
Details regarding Pierce’s role in both boxing and basketball coverage are still unclear. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.