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Post#91 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:07 am by Fran Vasquez

armstrong did NOT get away with it per se, he PAID people in the international cycling union to make those positive tests dissappear, he had them on the books, his whole team was protected because he paid the higher ups because that team was making 10 times more money that the other teams put together, he higher in the international cycling union, Mcquaid and Verbruggen, dont want to go to jail and are probably paying back armstrong now so he shuts his pie eating epo swallowing mouth.
But lets get some things clear:
He lied when he said he hadnt been caught, he lied when he said he was not doping on his comeback and then he LIED AGAIN when he said biological passport works and cant be cheated. If he ends up participating in triathlon, with biological passport, he WILL dope again

And this is just from his last interview with oprah.

Im sure basketball players dope, im sure they need doping for both stamina and recuperation times on injuries not just for getting bigger, but the game is still about getting the ball in a very small cilinder and you cant do it one on five, its not the same that in track and field or cycling. Plus crooked refs are 100 times more important on results, that makes doping IRRELEVANT on team sports
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Post#92 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:47 am by Alepphe

Fran Vasquez wrote:armstrong did NOT get away with it per se, he PAID people in the international cycling union to make those positive tests dissappear, he had them on the books, his whole team was protected because he paid the higher ups because that team was making 10 times more money that the other teams put together, he higher in the international cycling union, Mcquaid and Verbruggen, dont want to go to jail and are probably paying back armstrong now so he shuts his pie eating epo swallowing mouth.
But lets get some things clear:
He lied when he said he hadnt been caught, he lied when he said he was not doping on his comeback and then he LIED AGAIN when he said biological passport works and cant be cheated. If he ends up participating in triathlon, with biological passport, he WILL dope again

And this is just from his last interview with oprah.

Im sure basketball players dope, im sure they need doping for both stamina and recuperation times on injuries not just for getting bigger, but the game is still about getting the ball in a very small cilinder and you cant do it one on five, its not the same that in track and field or cycling. Plus crooked refs are 100 times more important on results, that makes doping IRRELEVANT on team sports


I agree more or less with what you said about Armstrong; but he did get away with countless test during his career; he was indeed paying money to the UCI and probably getting some favours in return, but to hide PED is easier than people think, otherwise in cycling there would be almost no one left. Also agree with what you say about doping but then you say: "The game is about getting the ball in a cilinder". We all know that and adds nothing to the conversation. As for the referees this has got nothing to do with what we are discussing here and saying that crooked referees makes doping irrelevant is just illogic.
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Post#93 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:55 am by JAY DASH

MellowRose wrote:
ozzykhan16 wrote:Who cares, just legalizes PEDs. Lets see how good they can be, and level the playing field.


Lol, people actually have a conscience and believe in something called religion. You can brush those people who don't want anything to do with drugs under the rug, but that would definitely not be leveling the playing field.


What does medicine have to do with religion? You can't go to the doctor if you're a Christian?
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Post#94 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:00 pm by Apathy

yaaar wrote:There has to be tons of use going on. I'm pretty sure almost every athlete in the NBA is using something banned on some level, even if it's just something to give them a harder workout for a few hours in the off season or something to recover after a game. It just makes too much sense to do it.

People don't understand how easy it is to use this stuff without getting caught. Even hard core olympic testing is regarded as "more of an IQ test than a drug test" since it's so easy to beat. There are things that only last in your blood for a few hours. How can they catch someone like that when they have to announce tests and athletes are legally allowed to not take a given test for any reason as long as they don't exceed a certain number of denials? It's the dirty secret of every major sport. They have to create the illusion of the players being clean for the sake of the fantasy of the true athlete, but as long as they sell tickets the leagues don't honestly care. The guys that produce this stuff are so far ahead of the testing it's a joke. Which isn't hard to do when no one is actually interested in chasing them. I'm guessing everyone at the top levels are on something. From what I understand high school sports are running rampant with all kinds of stuff right now. You don't think a guy trying to earn an extra 10 million dollars isn't going to inject a little something to get his ankle to heal a bit faster or have a faster turnaround between work outs?


Great post.

We're all in denial about this to varying degrees. Because we love this sport. This is drama to us; soap opera for men. We laugh at women watching soaps but we all do it too. We should at least have the temerity to be honest about it.
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Post#95 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:49 pm by gino_giode

There's gotta be a good number of players using TRT. I'm sure there's a doc out there willing to sell for some floor seats and VIP access.
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Post#96 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:05 pm by osamu

The refs have more impact on the game then PEDs
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Post#97 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:11 pm by BDM22

Fran Vasquez wrote:
Im sure basketball players dope, im sure they need doping for both stamina and recuperation times on injuries not just for getting bigger, but the game is still about getting the ball in a very small cilinder and you cant do it one on five, its not the same that in track and field or cycling. Plus crooked refs are 100 times more important on results, that makes doping IRRELEVANT on team sports


Pro Cycling is most definitely a team sport.
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Post#98 Re: Doping/enhancement drugs in the NBA?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:20 pm by theFireBlanket

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Wouldn't be surprised, look at how big his head is.
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