One of the many iconic and unforgettable moments in NBA history was Paul Pierce playing in one of the biggest games of his career, Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers when he famously had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair.
Pierce would return minutes later, which led to many thinking he went back to take a poop. He would confirm years later that the rumor was true.
We are now going through that moment again after a screenshot of Houston Rockets player Usman Garuba went viral because it looked like he had pooped his pants. Garuba was playing during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers for his country, Spain when fans spotted the discoloration on his pants.
How social media responded:
The Netherlands would go on to lose that game 86-64.
The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a rebuild with the central focus being the development of Jalen Green and their selection in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Usman Garuba, who was selected with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, is vying to be one of the Rockets’ long-term pieces. He appeared in 24 games in his rookie campaign with averages of 2.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks in 10.0 minutes per game.