The NBA's Paul Pierce is busy making a deep run in the 2014 World Series of Poker and he told PokerListings.com that if he wins, it will inspire tons of new people to give poker a try. Pierce says he loves poker and that it would be an amazing feeling to win a bracelet and get his picture up at the WSOP alongside some of the greatest players in the game. Pierce said that athletes generally aren't thought of as great poker players but that he has plans to change that soon. Pierce compared his potential to inspire people to play poker to what happened in 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event and helped spark the poker boom. We're going to keep our fingers crossed that Paul Pierce's predictions come true.