Screencap via @LAClippers

Paul Pierce is out tonight with an ankle injury, so he dressed up as Rick James on the bench. Pierce is one of the most zealous NBA Halloween enthusiasts, and his frog costume is probably his best work. Clips owner Steve Ballmer was thrilled to meet a funk celebrity.

He’s been preparing for this night for an entire week, it seems. I suppose you can’t get your costume ready too early.