The NBA and PEDs: Why Has There Never Been A Scandal? | Luke Thomas

Why hasn’t the NBA ever had a performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) scandal? Individual players have occasionally been caught for various small infractions, but there’s never been a major BALCO-type scandal. How is that possible? Spencer Lund, a writer for Complex magazine, explored the topic. In his estimation, a big reason is the NBA’s players’ union, but are there other factors in play? In this interview from my radio show, we discuss the reasons.

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  1. performance, profit and marketability, these take priority over testing everytime…

  2. who the hell can play 15 years without 1 injury AND play at the same pace every year,40+ minutes a game, AND GO TO THE FINALS mad years in a row! can someone explain!?

  3. Of course there's a bunch of them juiced up, but luckily there's a high skill gap that can't really be reduced with roids. No matter how many injections, you'll never shoot like Steph Curry. Granted, if you're already skilled, extra strength and speed can only make you better.

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