With all this talk about The Mitchell report and steroid use in sports, how come the NBA seems to be untouched? There has to be some NBA players who have been suspected of Juicing. If you were to point a finger at a Baller, who would it be?
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Coppermine wrote:I don't know if you've heard, but the NBA has, er, "other problems"
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute Unlawful Possession of Firearm Battery of Female Police Officer Assault and Battery Battery of Police Officer Battery of Woman Marijuana Possession Sexual Assault Assault Causing Bodily Harm Assault on Pregnant Woman Assault with a Deadly Weapon Assault of Spouse Domestic-Violence Assault Resisting Arrest Domestic Abuse Reckless Endangerment Felony Theft Robbery Attempted Rape Impersonating a Police Officer Disorderly Intoxication Vehicular Homicide Criminal Mischief Statutory Rape Unlawful Entry Failing to Pay Child Support Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property Harassment Trespass Reckless Manslaughter Kidnapping, Rape, Sodomy, and Burglary Animal Cruelty
I think juicing is the least of the NBA's problems.
Ouch. I knew the NBA had major issues, but wow... Is all of that just from this year?
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Actually, that list is for 2005 only. That lists only exists to dispel a myth that only "uneducated" NBA players get arrested. If you look at the site, the majority of NBA players arrested in 2005 had completed at least some college. It seems that it doesn't matter if you sign out of high school or attend four years at a major university with a degree in underwater basket weaving; once a thug, always a thug.
As far as I can tell, there is no complete list of NBA player arrests compiled in one place for any other year or over the course of several years. Perhaps the NBA would find that sort of study to be "disenfranchising."
But if you Google "NBA arrest" you will find more than enough quiet reading to keeping you occupied for several... years.
What that again about "juicing?"
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....
Basketball just isn't the kind of sport where juicing is going to enhance your performance, in my opinion. If anything, it would probably be in gaining and retaining stamina, but juicing isn't likely to help in developing your jumpshot or in dunking.
Not sure if the NBA has this (probably does to some extent), but I know the NFL has a program for rookies in adjusting to life as a professional player and the kind of non-game-related pressure that comes with it.
It's not just the NBA or the NFL either. Try Googling Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, and my favorite, Joey Barton.