thkthebest wrote:Juronimo wrote:The NBA already tests for PED's. Rashard Lewis and OJ Mayo were suspended for PED use.
What I want to know is what if anything is changing when it comes to PED testing.
The NBA does test players, but its testing policies are considered to be very poor.
For example, you get a set amount of tests during the season. I think it's 4. After your last random test, you are never tested again. If your 4th tests happen to come around the 50th game or something, you're basically free to use PEDs for the rest of the season.
The NBA polices itself. You can already see how that's a problem. Headlines of LeBron using PEDs would hurt the league. This also causes a lack of transparency. We really have no way of knowing if the NBA is properly running tests.
There is no blood testing, which makes it a lot harder to catch these "cheaters".
I believe the NBA is the only sport where a star hasn't been tested positive for PEDs.
Anyway, there's a lot of articles on the subject. I'm curious as well to see what the new changes are (if there are going to be any).
That makes sense. I'd be shocked if there wasn't significant PED use in the NBA. You can see just how much bulkier players have gotten in the last 20 years compared to the '80's. There's obviously something going on.
I wonder how they evaded the Olympics drug testing. I'd imagine their drug testing is stricter than this and several of these guys that look like they might be on something have played in the Olympics.