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  1. Travis Tygart, USADA head, questions NBA's drug testing program

    Henry Abbott

    U.S. Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart says it is not difficult for NBA players to beat the league's drug-testing program.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  2. James Harden being funny

    Henry Abbott

    From the Motion Picture Association of America: An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  3. Stern mulls a huge innovation

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The NBA's leaders are considering game-changing video innovations. David Stern's NBA has been aggressively progressive, moving early on everything from globalization, a number of race issues, women in sports, drug testing ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. What HGH tests mean for NBA drug cheats

    Henry Abbott

    Sources say the NBA is due to start testing players for human growth hormone (HGH), which represents several important firsts for the league's anti-doping policy, including: The first time players will have their blood tested. The first time th...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. Substance of interest: Testosterone

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has been investigating PEDs and the NBA all season. The next in a series: Thanks to Lance Armstrong, Bill Simmons and others, NBA fans are thinking about performance-enhancing drugs in new ways. And if the comments on or Twitt...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. David Stern on NBA anti-doping

    Henry Abbott

    In an All-Star Weekend press conference, David Stern addressed the league's testing for performance-enhancing drugs. It's a program that looks increasingly inadequate now that we know more than ever about the methods athletes like Lance Armstrong ...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  7. When Hedo Turkoglu fails a PED test

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images The Magic forward was suspended 20 games after testing positive for methenolone. During the next few days, all kinds of experts will have a lot to say about performance-enhancing drugs in the NBA. Hedo Turkoglu'...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  8. Three NBA doping myths

    Henry Abbott

    Another day, another news story about human growth hormone, testosterone, steroids and the like. Worries about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) dog almost every sport. Science is advanced enough to offer potential advantages in everything from body...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. The gaps in NBA drug testing

    Henry Abbott

    Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images The investigation into Lance Armstrong comes with hard lessons for major leagues like the NBA. The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, David Howman, recently singled out the NBA for "gaps" in its anti-dopi...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  10. The NBA's banned performance enhancers

    Henry Abbott

    As TrueHoop digs into the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and the NBA, one of the most basic questions is: What substances are banned? The list was long even before growing in the 2011 NBA collective bargaining agreement. By the rules of that...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle: "Mark Jackson wants to make it abundantly clear that there is a distinction between his job as the Warriors' coach and his role as a pastor when it comes to Warren Braithwaite. Braithwaite's drug arrest l...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  12. Holy smokes: Anti-drug agreement on holiday?

    Henry Abbott

    From an Associated Press story about Michael Beasley's run-in with police over marijuana: NBA spokesman Tim Frank said the league's anti-drug agreement, including testing and penalties, is not in effect during the lockout so it's unclear what will h...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  14. Len Bias and the war on drugs

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Len Bias as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. His death changed Colombian history. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's "The Two Escobars" -- an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that first aired June 21, 2010 -...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    At a fine arts event in Boston, President Obama thanks the city for "giving" Tom Thibodeau to the Bulls. "The Wire" gets a little too real ... the convicted murderer who played a murdering drug dealer in the show is arrested as part of a real drug ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "Lorenzen Wright was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot. Or, wait, that was Wednesday afternoon's report. He really was murdered by a drug lord. Or his ex-wife, Sherra, was somehow involved. Or it could have be...

    Blog | August 02, 2010