NBA Finals: No, Seriously! Paul Pierce Punched a Ref in the Face!

It happened during the first quarter Thursday night when Paul Pierce drove to the basket. He was fouled by Ron Artest and inexplicably not given continuation on the basket. Instead of a three-point player opportunity, the Celtics had to settle for an inbounds play and no Pierce layup.

Maybe the reason he didn’t get the continuation is because Pierce celebrated the score by punching Eddie F. Rush in the face.

Eddie F. Rush? More like Eddie F. BumRushed! AMIRIGHT?!?!

Part of me would like to think this was calculated but at the same time, if you’ve ever seen an NBA fight then you know it’s very unlikely a player could connect on a punch like this.

Seth Carstens