Want to shoot against Paul Pierce? Now’s your chance. Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (and yes, it’s still weird saying that) will be at Basketball City in the Lower East Side today at 4:45 P.M. challenging fans to a game of Sprint, which is apparently a shooting game invented by Sprint (probably HORSE with six sponsored letters).
Hello NYC. Today at 4:45pm. Basketball City on Pier 36 at 299 S. St. NYC. I’ll play fans in a game of SPRINT. #SprintPierce
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) August 8, 2013
Pier 36 is most easily accessible via the F train. Get off at the East Broadway stop, exit towards Henry Street and walk east (with the flow of traffic), turn right down Clinton Street, turn left at the end of Clinton, and Basketball City will be on that block.
Can’t make the shooting contest? Pierce is sticking around at the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building at 6:30 P.M. The Sprint Store is at 175 5th Ave. Take the N or the R train to 23rd Street and you’re literally next door, or take the F or M to 23rd Street and walk a block east to 5th Avenue.
Can’t make either? Read Adam Figman’s essential Q&A with Pierce, where he talks about turning Deron Williams into an MVP candidate, his preferred music on the way to Nets-Knicks games at MSG, and mixing up NYC’s tunnels.