New Clipper Pierce booed by Dodger fans after first pitch fail
Paul Pierce is no stranger to Los Angeles, having starred at Inglewood High School and played in the shadows of the Fabulous Forum, the Lakers’ home arena at the time.
He is back in Los Angeles, having signed a two-year, free-agent deal with the Clippers in early July.
But in between, he played 15 seasons in Boston for the hated Celtics, building what is likely a Hall of Fame career and, of all things, even beating the Lakers in the NBA Finals in 2008.
Well, the Clippers may be the ‘it’ team in Tinseltown right now, but L.A. is still a Lakers town, something the 37-year-old SoCal native learned the hard way on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers hosted Clippers Night at Chavez Ravine and Pierce was given the “honor” of throwing out the first pitch. And he was booed mercilessly.
Of course, it doesn’t help when your first pitch looks like this:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 29, 2015
Here’s what Dodger fans thought of the episode:
Clippers night at Dodger stadium and guess who threw the first pitch?!? Paul Pierce! foo better get drowned in boos!!!!
— J. Cruz (@JoeyDivision) July 29, 2015
Ironic that a J-Reddick would hit a HR on 'Clippers' night at Dodger Stadium. @clipperdarrell
— Jeff Biggs (@biggs_jeff) July 29, 2015
When it's clippers night at Dodger stadium they lose
— T SAN (@TonyxSan22) July 29, 2015
Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium at whatever the hell "Clippers Night" is. Expecting a minimum 15 game losing streak
— Brien Corwin (@briencorwin19) July 29, 2015
It's clippers night at dodger stadium. I thank God I didn't go tonight 🙏🏼
— Tazer Jorres (@jazertazer) July 29, 2015
Dodger Stadium's pregame hosts just started Clippers Night by announcing the upcoming dates for Lakers Night and Kings Night. Smart hosts.
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) July 29, 2015
Clippers night @ dodger stadium aka trash night
— Chris (@DeniedByQuick) July 29, 2015
Paul Pierce throwing out first pitch on Clippers Night at Dodger Stadium. Might as well have DeAndre toss the first pitch at a Rangers game.
— Dave aka illastrate (@illastrate) July 28, 2015