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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 10:02 am  |  15 responses

Cuban: Steroids OK, Sometimes

As you know, Mark has never been shy about taking a controversial stance: “At a University of Pittsburgh forum yesterday, the Pittsburgh native responded to a question about the 10-game suspension of Orlando’s Rashard Lewis during last season’s NBA playoffs. ‘I’ll get killed for saying this,’ Cuban replied, ‘but I’m not so against steroids if they’re administered under proper supervision and there is no long-term damage.’ He said that steroids, which are banned by all the major sports and are also illegal to possess without a doctor’s prescription, may benefit those recovering from surgery. Cuban said he hoped his comments would initiate a conversation on a topic that is considered radioactive. If the proper medical criteria are met, he added, ‘why wouldn’t we’ use them for medical reasons.”

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  • memyselfand9

    LET LOOSE THE JUICE!

  • memyselfand9

    and if this legal juicing was allowed watch “injuries” that need steroids as medication increase in the offseason.

  • Jake

    I don’t see any problem with what he said.One of my best friends has a chronically dislocated shoulder and he recently started being administered steroids to take help build muscle around it faster to keep it in place and he loves the results.If there are no long term effects and they are taken in proper dosage,what’s the big deal?

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I hate to say it, but if what he says it’s true then I would have to agree.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I happen to agree with Cuban.

  • rog123

    That is not anything. Waste of a story

  • ClydeSays

    Agreed with MeMyself.

    If Jake’s friend for instance, was a professional athlete trying to stick on a roster spot, he would do whatever he could to keep his job. He’d investigate all opportunities. I would bet that his one-time shoulder injury quickly become ‘chronic’.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Eric Dampier has been taking female hormones for years.

  • NUPE

    I agree with Cuban on this one. It’s not uncommon for doctors to recommend steroids for patience after surgery or for other ailments. The problem (like with many other drugs) is that people abuse them. The issue/fear that major sports rightfully has is that athletes will take the drugs and steroids purely for the competitive advantage without being necessary for a health risk. Cuban is actually right on the need to adress the issue in such a way where medical need of players can be understood versus abuse. I don’t think it would be a simple conversation but one that should take place.

  • Anony Mous

    Wow you all agree with Cube, but don’t think to realize what steroids have done to baseball… Also, kids will watch their idols be jacked, and in turn likely eat them for breakfast before school. Not a good idea ‘tall.

  • RedRum

    Steroids are already in the NBA… remember that article about the 15 pounds that players add during the summer? 15 pounds is the typical amount of muscle increase for an 8 week cycle… and I will say it again, there is no way one can add naturally 15 pounds of muscle in 2 months, without adding fat. But in the NBA players add 10-15 and decrease fat… that is only done with steroids and HGH…

  • Anony Mous

    ^Your right on, that makes sense, but the average fan doesn’t need to know.

  • RedRum

    no they do need to know or the NBA will turn like baseball…

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Eddy Curry is obviously NOT using steroids.

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