by Zettler Clay IV
Celtics star and probable Hall-of-Famer Paul Pierce is doing more than preparing for another go at the Miami Heat. He has sights set on another superlative. Namely, beating the likes of Ed Norton, Alec Baldwin and Snoop Lion in a…Words With Friends tournament?
The Truth told ESPN’s Playbook in an email:
Yes, I love ‘Words With Friends,’ play it all the time and was excited for this challenge. I heard Snoop likes to make up his own words, so we’ll see how I do against him. I also heard that Ed Norton was a Celtics fan growing up, so I definitely want to show him how it’s done.”
Other celebrities competing: Eva Longoria, John Legend, Jonah Hill, Sophia Bush, Kristen Bell and the aforementioned stars (Norton, Lion, Baldwin). The winner takes home $500,000 to give to a charity of their choice. Pierce — whose charity is The Truth Fund — is the only athlete participating.
I’m sure there are some among the Celtics faithful who would rather see him spend more time hoisting jumpers in an empty gym than vegetating on a couch with a mobile phone.
But hey, if he can pull off a win against guys who dabbles in words for a living…that would be pretty impressive.