Andre Agassi biting his thumb

After an athlete loses a game, they will often admit to poor play, whether that person talks about their performance or the team’s. And that admission is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about because the saying "you can’t win them all" couldn’t be more accurate. What’s more, such a confession usually doesn’t raise an eyebrow since it’s so common. But people react differently when an athlete admits to doing something super embarrassing, whether that act was committed during a game or in everyday life. Remember all of the talk surrounding Mike Tyson gnawing a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear off when they fought each other in 1997 and Tyson’s confession afterward? Both the act and confession were big news.

Although none of the athletes in this article confessed to biting anyone, they still admitted to doing pretty embarrassing things. Some of these humiliating moments would force a non-famous person to hide in bed under a nice thick comforter, so imagine how it felt for those celeb athlete’s who built a superhero-like rep. So, with no further delay, here are the most embarrassing athlete confessions ever. Let’s get into it.

Carlos Boozer went with a shoe polish look

Carlos Boozer playing in 2014

If you were to do a quick Google search, you would find a bevy of spray-on hair products for men going bald. In some ads, the spray isn’t noticeable after being applied, but it sure was on retired NBA player Carlos Boozer, who had a scalp full of the stuff in a 2012 game. To put it simply, his head gave off an awkward black shine, and there wasn’t a hair follicle in sight. Boozer kept quiet after photos of his "hair" landed on social media, but that changed when he stopped by ESPN’s "Highly Questionable" in 2015.

"I started losing my hair a little bit," Boozer explained. "They came out with this, it’s like a hair dye, whatever, for men called the ‘Bigen.’ Well, I had one guy that was like, ‘Yo, have you ever thought about growing your hair out?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I was thinking about it until I saw some of these little bald spots on my head,’ … And so he was telling me that he could, you know, grow your hair out. I could cover it up a little bit and make it look like you got a regular haircut. So I tried it, and he just made myself look like shoe polish up there … This is like five years later, and I’m still hearing about it." Boozer will probably be hearing about his spray-on hair job until his final days on Earth.

Paul Pierce wearing a plaid jacket and glasses