Paul Pierce trending as ex-Celtics star still unsure how social media works

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Daily News Sports Desk, New York Daily News
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Paul Pierce revealed he was having a good time on Friday night. He just may have revealed more than he wanted to.

Pierce, the former Celtics star and current ESPN commentator, broadcast a video on Instagram Live early Saturday morning that gave folks a seat at his party. Pierce’s live broadcast showed the 43-year-old 10-time All-Star at a poker table with his buddies. He is seen doing shots, smoking, getting a back rub from a bikini-clad woman, all while engaging with users on the platform.

Other women can be seen in the background twerking.

“You could make some money, girl,” Pierce tells a woman on the video about his bash. “Stop playing. ... Monica, whatcha’ doing? If you’re in L.A., come through.”

By midday Saturday, Pierce was trending on Twitter.

Pierce most likely did not intend to broadcast to the general public. As Wizards star Bradley Beal tweeted, “Forgot to hit that close friends”

“I’m honestly more surprised Paul Pierce knows how to use IG live,” commented another on Twitter.

Social media hijinks are nothing new to members of the 2008 championship Celtics squad. Pierce famously tweeted a .JPEG image of a rocket ship emoji on the day the rest of the league was tweeting plain old emojis about the DeAndre Jordan hostage crisis of 2015. And Ray Allen’s account is responsible for one of the most profoundly graphic mistweets in the history of the form.