Boston Celtics veteran Paul Pearce is in discussion today for all the wrong reasons. We should talk about the mansion that he sold in Calabasas. Instead, most people in the world are talking about how he was just fired by ESPN from his job as an NBA analyst. Pierce was reportedly fired over the weekend after posting a racy video on Instagram that featured sporadic women who might be described as “strippers”, but we have no idea if he has an actual official occupation . Perhaps they are really fun women who like to dance in their underwear on IG? It also allegedly did not help Pierce’s reason that neither he, nor the women wearing masks, violated network protocols for the on-air ESPN personality. Keep in mind that ESPN’s parent company is family-friendly Disney. I suspect the lack of a mask in his firing was the driving issue.
In a different universe, where Paul didn’t post that video to IG on a weekend, today we’ll be talking about his mansion which he offloaded for just $ 9.995 million!
Located in the ultra-exclusive Calabas gated community called The Oaks, Pierce acquired the property in 2009 for $ 6.5 million. He listed it for sale in November 2020 for $ 10.995 million.
The 8-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion spans 16,100 sq ft over 1 acre of real estate. The yard features an incredible Infinity Pool, separate spa, and a Boston Celtics-themed half-basketball court.
Here is a home tour from the listing:
Pierce spent nearly two entire decades in the NBA, ending his career with $ 198 million in total salary. Enough to make him one of the 25 highest-paid players in NBA history (let alone salary counts).
He also earned tens of millions from endorsement.
At the peak of his career, around 2009, Paul earned $ 17–19 million a year in salary and $ 3-4 million from endorsements.
No word yet where he is identifying or heading for the new buyer.