Kevin Garnett hosted a livestream for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. It was a blowout win for the Denver Nuggets, who got a series lead off the 109-94 rout. However, both the result and anything that Durant may have said in the live stream were completely forgotten thanks to Durant’s special guest on the live stream.
Garnett’s Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce was Garnett’s guest for the stream. The two played together for six seasons after Garnett joined the Celtics in 2007. Pierce was drafted by the Celtics in 1998. The pair won a championship together in 2008. It was Pierce’s presence that caused the live stream to go viral.
Paul Pierce’s Wild Live Stream Antics
Two moments stand out to explain Pierce’s impact on the live stream. First, there was the moment when Pierce pulled out a large cigar and asked for a lighter. Someone throws a lighter at Pierce, which hits him in the chest. This immediately riled up Pierce, who began to yell at the person who threw him the lighter. “Hey my boy, don’t make me smack you.” Garnett turns to Pierce, asking him to calm down as Pierce continues to stare daggers off-camera.
In another moment, it turns out that Pierce doesn’t even realize that he’s on a live stream. After arguing about whether Pierce can be “poppin’”. Garnett tries to shut it down, “We’re not poppin’, we’re workin’.” Pierce’s response is priceless, “Show me the live stream!” he yells, “show me the likes and comments!” he continues, swiping at an imaginary phone. Eventually, a production assistant brings over a phone so that Pierce can read the comments. “It should be live, show me now!” Pierce yells. After staring in confusion at the phone for a few seconds, Pierce looks around asking, “Oh? This is it?” Pierce is solely the reason the live stream is as memorable as it is. What did you think of the chaos? Let us know in the comments below. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.