Last week, we asked you which local sports star you would like to see start Twittering. Tom Brady finished first, with almost 25 percent of the vote, followed by Kevin Garnett, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, and Randy Moss. Actually, “None on this list” garnered more votes than Paul Pierce, Zdeno Chara and Phil Kessel.
Maybe Pierce noticed.
Take the tale of Celtics fan Michael Chase, who yesterday received an e-mail from a friend claiming that Pierce’s Twitter update boasted that he would be giving away five tickets to that afternoon’s game against Oklahoma City. The five lucky fans had to be wearing a Pierce jersey, and shout the password, “Truth.”
Chase bit and found himself at the players’ entrance a few hours later, where, sure enough, Pierce pulled up, tickets in hand.
When I arrived there was already a group of five fans, which quickly grew to about ten. Almost exactly on the dot at 4:30, a Range Rover with California plates and tinted windows pulled up. The window rolled down and Paul Pierced asked us what the password was. Everyone shouted “Truth” and he started dishing out tickets.
It got slightly chaotic as there was no real line to get a ticket. The crowd just closed in on the Truth and people started reaching out for tickets. Luckily, I was able to score a ticket and will be heading up to the Truth’s suite in about an hour.
Pierce’s latest Twitter post: “To all my twitter homies that came to the game hope u enjoyed.”