In the wake of the latest MLB scandal to rock the sports world, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the NBA is well on its way to begin testing for HGH, or the human growth hormone.
According to USA Today, Stern met media in Minneapolis saying that the league is paying close attention to the MLB and NBA as they address HGH testing in their organizations. While it could be as early as next seaon that testing begins, Stern says that’s not set in stone.
Well, this could be interesting. Players being tested in the NBA could change the nature of the game. While the league does monitor for illegal drugs HGH wasn’t on the list–and what will the sanctions be? Will a player be suspended games and/or banned from it? Could their record, like Lance Armstrong’s be tainted and wins stripped from their record? Or, will the NBA have HGH on paper, but take a more lenient stance?
I would hope the NBA would go the distance, like the MLB and become more aggressive not just on HGH but on all banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). In a world of highly competitive, aggressive and ego-driven men it would be naive to thing that some of them are not doing something to get a better competitive advantage.
Well, the good news is that the players have been put on notice.
No excuses. If they’re using, it’s time to clean it up.
What do you think?
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