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  1. 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
  2. Performance enhancing drugs in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    The party line has always been that there are not a lot of performance enhancing drugs in the NBA, because they wouldn't help much in the NBA. When people say "the kind of bulk people get from steroids isn't handy in the NBA" it's not enough. Did ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  3. PED salesmen say NBA players were clients

    Henry Abbott

    Baseball's recent frenzy of steroid stories could be seen as good news for the the NBA, I suppose. The leagues compete, on some level. Perhaps some disaffected baseball fan would spend a few extra hours watching basketball, a sport that really has no...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  4. LeBron James: No Steroids in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    From a Q+A with Maxim: It's something that's not done. I think it's hurting baseball, because it wasn't banned and now it is banned, so it's hard to flush out completely. It's just something in the NBA that hasn't been done, so no one's going to sta...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  5. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell. I'm always more sympathetic to players who test positive for PEDs when the phrase "over the counter" is part of the story. If a substance is readily available to your local high sc...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  6. Donnell Alexander on Steroids

    Henry Abbott

    Donnell Alexander, who has been good to TrueHoop in the past, just wrote an interesting article about Barry Bonds, with whom Alexander has a tangled past. Worth a read. Here's one little tidbit with implications about the press-league relationship in...

    Blog | April 28, 2006
  7. Don't Call them Steroids

    Henry Abbott

    At King Kauffman's column over on Salon, he quotes Dr. Patrick Cunningham, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, who says we are all throwing around the term "steroids" incorrectly: "It is only anabolic steroids that grow mus...

    Blog | May 22, 2005
  8. The Combative Commissioner (and a theory)

    Henry Abbott

    NBA Commissioner David Stern and National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter were on Capitol Hill again Thursday, and took heat for the league's "pathetic" steroid testing policy. The politicians have a point. The league ...

    Blog | May 20, 2005
  9. The Baltimore Sun has the Best Steroid Story

    Henry Abbott

    Some highlights from reporter Jeff Barker: The committee invited Dixon, the former Maryland star and Baltimore native, and several other NBA players not because they are suspected of using performance-boosting substances, but rather because they ha...

    Blog | May 18, 2005
  10. David Stern's Steroid Testimony

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA Commissioner just dropped some bombs in his testimony before Congress: four tests a year for everyone, and a three strikes, you're out steroids rule. In prepared testimony submitted to the House Commerce trade and consumer protection subcomm...

    Blog | May 18, 2005
  11. A New Stance on Steroids

    Henry Abbott

    Was it really only yesterday that I boldly trotted out my theory that NBA players probably didn't use steroids at the rate of other athletes, based on the evidence that "NBA players are not nearly as bulky as their football and baseball brethren?" T...

    Blog | May 18, 2005
  12. Steroids in the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    It had seemed for a while that the NBA had side-stepped the steroid controversy that's now engulfing baseball and football. It doesn't seem that way anymore. League commissioner David Stern testifies with Players' Association head Billy Hunter in Wa...

    Blog | May 17, 2005