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Postby pjalst » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:58 pm

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? :-o
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Re: to the hoop

Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:14 pm

I don't know if you've heard, but the NBA has, er, "other problems"

Let's see...

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.
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Postby pjalst » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 pm

Coppermine wrote:I don't know if you've heard, but the NBA has, er, "other problems"

Let's see...

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.


The NFL has some of those to
:-/
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:20 pm

pjalst wrote:The NFL has some of those to
:-/


Yes. Yes they do have some of those. MLB might even have 2 or 3.

You see, when Tony LaRussa falls asleep at a red light while drunk driving, it's news.

When an NBA player falls asleep at a red light while drunk driving, it's Tuesday.

Ooo, what's this? Marijuana? Cocaine? Unlawful possession of a firearm?
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Postby Madison » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:06 am

Coppermine wrote:I don't know if you've heard, but the NBA has, er, "other problems"

Let's see...

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... 8-o Is all of that just from this year? :-o
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Re: to the hoop

Postby Coppermine » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:55 am

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?"
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Postby pjalst » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:33 am

I think that in High school and College a lot of Players are pretty much preoccupied with classes and Practice. Once they get to the NBA and have a little more "freedom" is when they get into trouble.
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Re: to the hoop

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:17 pm

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. :-b
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Re: to the hoop

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:14 pm

Madison wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I don't know if you've heard, but the NBA has, er, "other problems"

Let's see...

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... 8-o Is all of that just from this year? :-o


Hell that list is just the Indiana Pacers. :-B
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Re: to the hoop

Postby pjalst » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:38 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:...Basketball just isn't the kind of sport where juicing is going to enhance your performance... but juicing isn't likely to help in developing your jumpshot or in dunking.


I thought it didn't help you hit a baseball any better either?
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