Paul Pierce is a free agent, millions of dollars are at stake but he doesn't seem to have a care in the world. In the midst of the beginning of the free agency period, Pierce is at the World Series of Poker participating in the Texas Hold'em style tournament.
Maybe he's just practicing his feints and misdirections for use when he and the Nets get down to the final hand in their negotiations.
Playin in WSOP today wish me luck pic.twitter.com/R08LsUgfhG
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 7, 2014
Pierce is a regular at the event, competing last year as well.
Here's Paul Pierce playing in the World Series of Poker (h/t @sportando). pic.twitter.com/M4wtNd87yc
— Reed Wallach (@ReedWallach) July 8, 2014
Here is Pierce last night:
Here is a picture of Pierce from last nights WSOP (h/t @andy_juan) pic.twitter.com/AXmGC3FFnf— Reed Wallach (@ReedWallach) July 8, 2014
Pierce claims to have made $60,000 in the first day of the tournament and plans to play on day two of the tournament, whose winner will earn $8 million. (That could help the Nets!)
Headed out ended day not bad 60k check out where that placed me on day 1 http://t.co/nNfvB3jaER see ya on day 2
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 8, 2014
So Pierce seems to have no worries about his impending free agency, as many, including him, wait to see what the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony do before deciding their own fate. Most recently, Chris Mannix reported that Pierce is seeking a two-year deal worth up to $10 million per year, but the Nets have reportedly said that they will pay him in the $6 to $8 million range.
The Bulls have reportedly been interested in the former Finals MVP, and the Clippers have attempted to pry Pierce from Brooklyn through a sign-and-trade, but that would be complicated.