Re: Eddie House's opinion on Miami's Big 3
posted at 8/23/2010 10:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Eddie House's opinion on Miami's Big 3
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Eddie House's opinion on Miami's Big 3 : Does the NBA even test for 'roids? If so, has anyone ever been caught? And if so, what was the punishment?
Posted by henryfinkel[/QUOTE]
they threw stanley roberts out for life after he was caught taking ecstasy.
but this is david stern you're talking about. do you think he'd take a hard stance on performance enhancers? drug violations are so secret in the nba that it's pathetic. they sure aren't in real life.
anyhoo as of 2005, stern was posturing, talking a good game about 3 strikes and you're out regarding steroids.
dubious darius seems to be the last player suspended for roids
and, the total list of all time nba steroid violators
add to that darius miles. so there are 4.
lindsey hunter got suspended 10 games for using phentermine in 2007. not a roid but a weight loss drug.
once again, even if d-wade and bronnie put roids in their cereal every morning instead of milk, do you think weak-minded david stern would do anything about it?
after those rumblings about 'getting tougher' in 2005, i can't find any evidence that a new and tougher steroid / perf. enhancer policy was enacted in the nba. looks like david stern is all over this like a cheap suit. and stern's rumblings only came after the nba was branded with a 'pathetic' steroid violation policy by US lawmakers examining roids in sports. so the squeaky wheel gets greased, only if it keeps squeaking, with d. stern at the helm.
so that leaves you with the old discretionary steroid testing policy- in season testing only if there is PROBABLE CAUSE. i bet the union has a room full of smelly over-caffeinated lawyers just waiting for those calls- probable cause- LOL.