“Just ask any equipment manager.”

Mid-game, on-court, NBA players sometimes lose the battle of the bowels

Just published on TrueHoop, by Yaron Weitzman, is a story that will change how you watch basketball:

As Dave Fleming once documented for ESPN The Magazine, elite athletes push their bodies in ways that can cause profound poop problems, even during competition. That’s true for surfers, runners, triathletes, football players … and NBA players. 

“That’s definitely a thing,” NBA veteran Lance Thomas once told me. “Usually when someone’s at the free-throw line you notice it. Especially if they’re wearing white.” 

“I’ve seen a couple white shorts where you see someone had a little accident on the back,” Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker told me a couple years ago. “Just ask any equipment manager.”