Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Iowa Hawkeyes Meet Sick, Sick Buzzer-Beater Irony

No one loves sick, sick irony more than me and for that reason and that reason alone, I am currently in love with the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team.

The ‘Eyes are currently on a European tour and along the way they are scrimmaging some European squads in Britain and France. One of those teams happened to be  Hyères-Toulon Var Basket.

So what’s so bad with Hyères-Toulon Var Basket? Specifically, Pierre Pierce. Yup.

Pierre Pierce played for the Hawkeyes from 2001-2005 and for Iowa standards was a pretty darn good ballplayer. The problem is Pierce had a lot of legal trouble including sexual assaults and burglary which lead to jail time.

Pierce was kicked off of the Iowa team and the Hawkeyes were content never seeing his face again, but they ran into him over in France.

To top it all off for the Hawkeyes; they lost on a buzzer-beater. Who nailed that shot? Yup, Pierre Pierce.

The school wasn’t aware of Pierre Pierce being on the other team until arriving at the arena. Iowa did not schedule any of their European exhibitions, leaving that up to an outside firm. The school was just looking for competitive games and apparently they got just that.

Sometimes, you just have to sit back and bask in the great irony that this world provides us. 

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