NBA and PEDís
After all of the scandal that Major League Baseball has gone through over the past 15 years with PED allegations and controversies, the National Basketball Association would be wise to learn from its counterpart. Bill Simmons of ESPN recently said, “Go on YouTube and watch a basketball game from 1977 and see what the guys look like. You really think there are no PED guys in the NBA right now? You've got to be kidding me. It's just funny to me. If we end up repeating this whole cycle with the NBA. Everybody is going to be like, 'How did we not know?' It's the same thing we were going through with baseball in the late nineties."
Granted, modern day players have better facilities, diets, and programs to morph their bodies into its optimal potential, however, athletes today increasingly look superhuman. Today, Major League Baseball and the National Football League have rigorous PED and steroid codes to abide by, but the National Basketball Association is much more lax with their rules and cracking down on their own players. With David Stern in the final year of his stellar career, he may be trying to dodge controversies and the drama tied to PED’s and leave them to his successor Adam Silver. Either way, it would be hard to imagine that no one in the NBA is on PED’s or steroids. The bigger surprise will be the inordinate amount of NBA players on it than off of it.