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#1 TheOriginalCZM

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:20 PM







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David Stern expects the NBA to adopt blood testing for HGH by the start of the 13-14 season.
“We watch what’s going on in baseball, we watch the negotiations that are going in with football, and it is my expectation that by next season [we] will be doing blood testing for HGH,” Stern told WCCO radio in Minnesota. “Our players have been terrific. They lead this in some ways, saying, ‘ We do not want to have anything less than the best.’ That’s been the way it’s been since 1983.”
Stern said Wednesday that testing hadn’t been implemented to this point because “there hasn’t been a favored testing protocol yet” and stated that he didn’t believe the NBA has a serious problem with HGH, which is on the league’s list of banned substances.

“If I say I don’t have a concern, everyone says I’m a Pollyanna,” Stern said. “I don’t have any reason to know one way or another. My guess is and my hope is that it’s not widely used in the NBA.”
Via Ben Golliver/Sports Illustrated



#2 lakers1o1

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:27 PM

I was reading some comments on this and a bunch of people where like.
"Kobe is done, this is the only reason why he's been doing so well in the league for so long".
hahaha

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#3 MDI

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Lebron and Wade better get caught. These two guys are juicers

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#4 Jay Cee

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 10:25 PM

There are probably so many guys using PEDs in the NBA. Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the superstar players were juiced. Dwight, Kobe, Lebron, Wade, etc.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:37 PM

There are probably so many guys using PEDs in the NBA. Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the superstar players were juiced. Dwight, Kobe, Lebron, Wade, etc.


If Kobe was taking, he probably still is. Usually once you stop, your body and joints break down.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:41 AM

Good, glad to see testing coming to the NBA.

But I really think they're gonna find that 95% of the guys don't even come close to doing anything.

#7 LakeShow805

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:12 AM

lol if Lebron gets caught.

#8 idontevenknow

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 04:36 PM

I think the NFL players should be much more worried

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 04:40 PM

lol if Lebron gets caught.


Out of curiosity; what do you think will happen if any of the high earning superstars are caught out?

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:09 PM

Out of curiosity; what do you think will happen if any of the high earning superstars are caught out?

idk officially ....but their legacy is completely tarnished .

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 09:31 AM

i know HGH is a popular drug in basketball players during high school years to boost how much they grow.

as for when they're in the NBA, i feel that the top superstars really don't need PEDs, cuz for the most part, they're already physical freaks of nature.

but i would not be surprised if a top superstar in the NBA eventually gets caught. i don't think it is or will ever be an epidemic like in the MLB tho.

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 04:40 PM

lol if Lebron gets caught.




or his production goes wayyyyyyyyyyyy down.
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