1) Not all PEDs are for making you bigger/faster/stronger. I would argue most players use them for recovery purposes.
2) You don't have to be huge to be on steroids. There are punters in the NFL who have been busted for steroids. Lance Armstrong isn't a big bulky Ray Lewis-type of guy at all, and he was using.
3) In this day and age of sports, you have to assume everyone is guilty because soooo many guys have been caught using PEDs, and in the NBA the drug testing policy is a joke. They don't do blood testing, meaning they cannot detect HGH. That's ridiculous, HGH is one of the most widely used substances and the NBA doesn't have a policy which can detect it. Anyone doing anything abnormally spectacular (like Kobe still tearing fools up in the league after 17 years) is suspect.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Kobe, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Dwight, Lebron, etc. were on some type of PED. All of them for varying purposes, not all to be stronger. Injuries, age, to gain mass or explosiveness, endurance, there are a lot of reasons to use steroids.
- OJ Mayo, Rashard Lewis, and Hedo Turkaglu have all been caught/suspended for using steroids. It wasn't to gain muscle mass, it was to help recover from injuries and to maintain muscle mass over the course of the long season and to gain muscular endurance. If those guys are using, why wouldn't other players as well? The league won't oust the star players though, even if they did find someone was using.
Why would football players, baseball players, cyclists, etc. use steroids but not basketball players? I'm not saying Kobe IS on steroids, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
Edited by djcovi, March 08, 2013 - 01:06 PM.