NBA stars are well-honed, impeccably-fueled machines designed for peak performance. Some are blessed with genetics that require minimal upkeep, but others like Los Angeles Lakers legend LeBron James routinely spend seven figures on their bodies.
In order to guarantee top-tier performance on the court, NBA players often must abide by certain specific diets.
Said meal plans enable them to play at the highest level in the world. However, there is also a downside to this approach – down below.
Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce will go down in NBA lore as the best example of this. Him allegedly faking an injury to cover up a bathroom accident is an all-time classic moment.
Pierce is not alone, though.
You will recall, Brooklyn Nets star James Harden was also spotted having strange spots on his shorts.
A while back, Yaron Weitzman of TrueHoop did a deep dive into NBA players pooping their shorts during games and how normal it actually is.
“I’ve seen a couple white shorts where you see someone had a little accident on the back,” he said. “Just ask any equipment manager.”
Booker was not alone in that assessment.
“That’s definitely a thing,” NBA veteran Lance Thomas said. “Usually when someone’s at the free-throw line you notice it. Especially if they’re wearing white.”
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This is a messy and funny topic, obviously – but it also makes a lot of sense. When you factor in diet, physical activity, energy requirements and timing, this really isn’t all that odd at all.
What is the main takeaway from all this?
Whenever you see NBA players fake being hurt in a particularly egregious manner and feel they’re annoyingly trying to fool the refs, give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they just pooped their pants.