Back in 2019, former Celtics star Paul Pierce made a confession in front of the NBA community: his wheelchair exit in the 2008 Finals was actually an emergency bathroom stop instead of a serious injury.
Paul Pierce on getting taken off the court in a wheelchair 11 years ago: “I have a confession to make: I just had to go to the bathroom.” pic.twitter.com/nKTFXnHnZU
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 6, 2019
It’s not every day you hear a confession like that from a former NBA star, but (apparently) it happens much more often than some of us think.
In a chat with Yaron Weitzman of TrueHoop, Suns guard Devin Booker explained that he’s seen a couple of folks with white shorts that had a “little accident” on the back.
“I’ve seen a couple white shorts where you see someone had a little accident on the back. Just ask any equipment manager.”
The admission came with a lot of shock from fans, as you can probably imagine.
But it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. 82 games a year, 48 minutes a game, it’s a given that players would have a couple of minor “accidents” while on the court.
The good thing for us fans is, we don’t really have to be anywhere near it.