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BOSTON - JUNE 17: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with the NBA Finals MVP trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, retired Boston Celtics legend PAUL PIERCE went live on Instagram.  He was at a house party of some kind, with dancing, smoking, drinking, and . . . barely clothed EXOTIC DANCERS.  That kind of thing isn’t UNPRECEDENTED for Instagram Live . . . but it was too much for Paul’s employer, ESPN, which is owned by Disney.  Yesterday, they fired him.  He had been a central piece of “NBA Countdown”, and he had also appeared on other shows like “The Jump”.  Paul is taking it in stride.  He posted a video of himself chuckling . . . and he captioned it, quote, “Big things coming soon, stay tuned.  Make sure u smile #TruthShallSetUFree.”