By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
NBA Commissioner David Stern is expecting next season to be the first in which the league will perform drug testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH). This shouldn't be too surprising as Major League Baseball and the National Football League are already on board to get the testing done in their sports, which just left the NBA to jump on the bandwagon.
The NBA has been exploring the issue for some time. In Dec. 2011, after the conclusion of the lockout, NBA.com reported that HGH testing would be phased in once a reliable testing procedure could be determined. Stern said Wednesday that testing hadn’t been implemented to this point because “there hasn’t been a favored testing protocol yet” and stated that he didn’t believe the NBA has a serious problem with HGH, which is on the league’s list of banned substances. (SI.com/Ben Golliver)
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