LA Times jokes about Paul Pierce getting stabbed

LA Times
Two years ago, he fell during the Finals against the Lakers and went off in a wheelchair. An actual wheelchair! Five minutes later, he was dropping three-pointers all over TD Banknorth Garden. He actually came back into the game with the music from "Rocky" blaring over the public-address system. Yo, Paulie, that was such a bad con job, Sylvester Stallone is a better actor than your are.

By the way, Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times!
This was written earlier today by Ted Green (never heard of him) and the LA Times has since taken down the offensive quote. What are your thoughts?