by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker

You guys saw the new SLAM covers, right? Well, the last week or so has been about us here scheming up a new SLAM cover that will drop right around the time the Playoffs start. Hopefully we won’t have the problem we had a few years ago where we put Shaq and Dirk on the cover and the both of their teams lost in the first round, before the issue even really hit newsstands. That was not good!

Anyway, last weekend we did a contest asking for your most embarrassing moments on the basketball court, and we got about 50 responses, all of which were great.
I think winner has to be Allenp. As I said in the original post, the winner will be whoever makes me laugh the most. And this story from Allenp made me LOL…

Once, during youth ball, we were doing baseline slides. I was tired of doing it and I had the bubbly guts because I needed to take a dump. So, at one corner, I stomped my foot really bad to express my disgust. Unfortunately, that also loosened my sphincter and I let out a massive fart that the entire gym could hear because it was so quiet. They all thought I had stomped to hide the fart and teased me about it for the rest of the season.

Ah, the dreaded stomp-fart. Thanks for sharing. Allenp wins a size XL Li-Ning Baron Davis Beardman letter jacket, and also a dope Baron Davis action figure that Li-Ning kicked in. (And thanks, Li-Ning!) Allenp, click on my name above and email me your address.

• We’re finishing the new SLAM tomorrow, and then I’m taking off for the weekend, and then next week I’m back and we’re going to be just weeks away from the PLAYOFFS!

In the meantime, if you’re looking to kill several hours, here are the last two podcasts Sekou and I did for NBA.com.

– First, from last week, a March Madness podcast with a stellar guest lineup: the always great Kenny Anderson, NBA.com’s college hoops and Draft guy Chris Dortch, Philly’s Evan Turner, and Indy’s Tyler Hansbrough. If nothing else, listen to Kenny’s response when I tell him that we did a story on SLAMonline.com where we polled the various SLAM writers about their favorite college players of all time, and he was the only player to get multiple number one votes.

To download the podcast click here. To subscribe on iTunes, click here.

Or you can listen via the flash player here:

– This week, we had NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner and Drew Packham on, as we talked Bulls and Rookies and tried to get back to talking more about the NBA…although we ended up talking Jimmer, anyway.

To download the podcast click here. To subscribe on iTunes, click here.

Or you can listen via the flash player here: