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NBA Commissioner David Stern Expects HGH Testing By '13-14 Season
Published February 7, 2013
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A SIGN OF THE TIMES: CBSSPORTS.com’s Zach Harper wrote with steroids and HGH “being phased out with stricter drug testing” in MLB and the NFL, the NBA is the “other major sports league that needs to be able to monitor the use of HGH among its players.” It is “not a big concern that players are currently using it in the NBA, but to not have the test in place anyway seems to be ignoring the possibility and living behind the times.” Such a move is “sure to be implemented" before Stern cedes his role to NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver (CBSSPORTS.com, 2/6). YAHOO SPORTS’ Eric Freeman noted the NBA for the most part “has not been involved in the biggest scandals involving PEDs.” Stern wants to bring in HGH testing “as a sort of preventative measure, or maybe even an attempt to find out if there's a previously unidentified problem” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 2/6).