Is NBA Getting A Free Pass On Steroids And HGH?

Baseball players are vilified for using performance-enhancing drugs. Football players are at least lightly admonished. But the NBA has thus far escaped all scrutiny associated with PEDs. But why? Aren’t NBA players ballooning in size the way baseball and football players have over the last two decades?

Kevin McHale and Dwight Howard

(Portrait of a dominant power forward, taken 25 years apart)

Could you imagine teams from the ’70s and even the ’80s trying to compete athletically and physically with the players of today? Are we supposed to believe that this is just a natural progression of athletic ability and the result of nothing but hard work? We were fooled into thinking that was the case in baseball, when we chalked up the achievements of guys like McGwire and Sosa to dedication and time in the weight room. Some aren’t ready to give the NBA a free pass in all of this.

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Agency has Hard Time Proving Viagra Gives Boost

Unlike the Iraqis or all but eight members of ESPN’s staff, erectile dysfunction drug Viagra will be allowed to make the trip to Beijing next month.

Viagra pills

Despite rumors that baseball players and cyclists are popping the little blue pills to give their performance outside of the bedroom a lift, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced that Viagra would not be on the list of banned substances for these Olympic games. THE AGE reports, “The World Anti-Doping Agency is considering adding Viagra to the list of banned performance-enhancing substances but concedes it cannot stop athletes using the sexual dysfunction drug at next month’s Olympic Games.

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