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NBA Playoffs, Celtics v. Magic Game 2: Paul Pierce's Twitter account and good times on the internet

May 19, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

UPDATE 1:54 AM: It’s been confirmed by Athlete Interactive, the firm behind Pierce’s Twitter account and other digital media, that Paul’s account has been hacked.

Paul Pierce’s Twitter account, @paulpierce34, has been verified for authenticity to give his followers the assurance that the feed is, in fact, legitimate. There’s no guarantee that Pierce is the man behind the keyboard (or plugging away from his phone, whatever), but at the very least we can rest assured that the messages being broadcast through that frequency are done so as a representation of Pierce himself.

That makes a few of Pierce’s latest tweets a bit interesting. The tweets from his account started off with some mild trash talk, warning that “You know we going crazy tonight. sorry Dwight.” He followed that up with an affirmation of his earlier taunt following the Celtics Game 2 victory, and finally, a tweet heard round the world:

“Anybody got a BROOM?”

There are numerous pieces of evidence that point to this being something aside from the mouthpiece of Pierce himself. The account is verified and does belong to Paul, but the bizarre online trash talk seems to have come from nowhere, contradicts Pierce and the Celtics’ “taking care of business” company line in favor of a more brash approach, and while all of Pierce’s other tweets were submitted via text or Twitter’s web site, the tweets in question were sent in using a non-browser agent called Twitterific. Ladies and gentlemen, I’d say this is a hack.

If nothing else, it’s all a bit bizarre, though I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before Pierce and his representatives confirm what we already know: the Twitter trash talk, while entertaining, isn’t from Paul.
  

  1. YX - May 19, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    Twitterific is an iPhone app, and given that he was not exactly in front of a computer during the time of the tweet, it makes sense.

  2. Kel - May 19, 2010 at 3:07 AM

    Also, at the time of the “tweets” Paul was doing a press conference.

  3. Nick - May 19, 2010 at 5:09 AM

    pierce is a clown

  4. YX - May 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Well, Pierce confirmed that it was hacked… that took all the fun out.

  5. Hill - May 19, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    This has to be a hack. We know Pierce can be hot headed at times, but he would know better than wake a sleeping giant.

  6. lburwell - May 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    If he did or not the Celtics have taken this series already if you got to get up to play from a twit or a response you dont need to be in the playoffs. They should have taken care of home.

  7. cuzzenbud - May 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    lburwell, I totally agree with you. Dwight’s response to the twit in question was that his team was going to stay humble. Well guess what Mr. Howard, humble is not getting it done; you better start getting un-humbled!

  8. eric da bad poet - May 22, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    youth is wasted on the novice.

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