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SNL's Jay Pharoah calls Paul Pierce an 'actress' on ESPN; Celtics captain responds

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  June 6, 2012 02:04 PM

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Saturday Night Live funnyman Jay Pharoah has made a name for himself with impressions of Eddie Murphy, Charles Barkley, Will Smith, and most recently ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

But Celtics fans might not find Pharoah's latest effort so funny.

On ESPN's "First Take" show yesterday, Pharoah sat alongside Smith when during his rant on the NBA, the topic came to the Celtics and their captain Paul Pierce.

"He's an actress," Pharoah said regarding Pierce. "I'm sorry, he's a good basketball player... he has a couple of rings, [Smith: He has one ring] ...he's an actress. Diva, diva. You even talk about how he's a diva now... I will get on this freakin' table and show you what he does."

Pharoah goes on to flop down on the "First Take" table and proclaims as Pierce, "he fouled me," referencing an unnamed offender.

Pierce had a simple response for the up-and-coming comedian on Twitter:

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