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Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  53 responses

The NBA Can’t Punish Michael Beasley for Drug Charge During Lockout


There’s good news and there’s bad news: the League can’t do anything about the marijuana, but the law hasn’t locked anybody out yet. So, proceed with caution SuperCool Beas. From the Sun-Sentinel: “In the void of an NBA collective-bargaining agreement, there is no substance-abuse policy currently in place. None. ‘The anti-drug agreement — including testing and penalties — is not in effect during the lockout,’ league spokesman Tim Frank said in an email. Hmm, so that’s why no one is in a rush to get back to the negotiating table amid the current lockout. Talk about your ultimate amnesty program. Steroids? Banned substances? Pot? All legal issues at the current moment, nothing more. Those who had been subject to random testing? Those tests no longer are in place. It is an interesting crossroads for the players and the league.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRROpiNAvPw EJ

    YES!!!

  • snasty10

    lol maybe beaseley is smarter then we thought

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    “The Lord said to me, I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs.”
    (Isaiah 4-5)

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    My bad.
    *Isaiah 18:4-5*

  • DaddySwag

    I hope Michael Beasley is smoking himself silly right now.

  • amir

    look out for 30 pounds of muscle gain stories during the yearly 15 pounds muscle watch ™

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    imagine Dirk with Dwight’s muscles next season…

  • angus

    green light!!! get ripped dirk and durant!

  • angus

    this statement probably has inspired alot of players…

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    stop quoting scripture if you don’t know it please

  • Ryan D.

    Can’t test but when the League starts back up you better believe they are going to know whats going on with all of their players/investments.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    You people need to realize that steroid use in/before the NBA is already very prevalent. Same with HGH. Marijuana use is not even worth talking about its so regular.

  • http://Yahoo! Spagett

    Damn nbk, you know so much. Thinks for the inside information.

  • http://Yahoo! Spagett

    Spagett!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Your welcome, thanks for showing your out word appreciation Sphagett

  • http://Yahoo! Spagett

    Spagett, no h.
    Spagettaboutit!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I can read

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    The Beasley Loophole.

  • http://Yahoo! Chris Mullin’s Accent

    Minnesota may see this as a good reason to ship Beasley somewhere else (once the lockout is over) to free up minutes for Derrick. I’m sure there are some teams that would love to have his talent.

  • AD

    @nbk how do you know nba players are doping??? i need PROOF

  • MUBWAR

    what’s the problem if Beastley is dubbies all summer. didn’t the owners locked them out. He should smoke the entire summer and start cleaning that outta of his system once the season starts(if). you only need 2 weeks and ur clean

  • rudy

    Firstly, lol @ Spagett comments and name ! I spooked ya! Tim n Eric ftw!

    Secondly, Michael, Beasley, NOT GUILTY! Y’all tried to charge him but he’s not guilty!…well he is, but you know what I mean.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I don’t have proof, nor would I provide it if i did. I know people that are either involved or working their way up in the professional basketball ranks. Both in the US and overseas – I am not unsure about what I said, I am just not going to provide any specifics. Believe me or not, don’t really matter too me, just giving information where I think its useful

  • HEHEATME

    @nbk, so your basically talking about NBDL and euro players?…. Yeah the other day I met some dude who was friends with Mateen Cleaves workout partner while training and mateen told him that most NBA players inject steriods into their legs so they can jump higher.. but I wont provide any specifics.

  • Remo Williams

    @nbk… you make a strong argument there.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    With out a doubt doping goes down in some way. I’ve seen Bigger, Stronger, Faster lol.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Mainly players who aren’t subject to testing, so yes mainly D-League/Euro/College/High School kids. I know a player that just signed oversees, played college ball last year and has been using steroids 3 of the last 4 summers, and he is not the only person I know that has done / is doing steroids to become a Better basketball player. That’s as specific as I’m getting.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Hell Rashard Lewis one of the thinnest, least athletic dudes in the L was taking HGH wasn’t he?

  • hillbilly

    @ The Black Rick Kamla “Let he who is without sin cast the first rock and I shall smoketh it.” -T. Biggums

  • http://sjfklaf.com Jukai

    NBK: Agree to disagree.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    “And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.”
    (Ezekiel 34:29)

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Derrick Rose said that there is a performance enhancing drug problem in the NBA.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    NBA Pros: The League! Game coming soon! Beasley on tha cover

  • rudy

    Derrick Rose couldn’t even use “performance-enhancing drugs” in a sentence. He most likely said something along the lines of, “err…uhhh..people in the..uhh..nba are ..umm fast and stuff. And umm, some are big too…muscles.” That is the extent of the genius that is Derrick Rose.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    ^^ Nah, he really said that.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    marijuana users always quote the same scriptures. But how do they know those verses are about that particularly herb? they are so many herbs that cause all sorts of benefits and feelings when ingested, how can they decide on just that one as being the one in the Bible.
    I’ve never seen that explained.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Story:
    Chicago Bulls point guard and NBA MVP Derrick Rose is denying that he characterized the use of performance-enhancing drugs in pro basketball as a “huge” problem, the Chicago Tribune reports.
    In the May 16 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Rose was asked, “If 1 equals ‘What are PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs)’? and 10 equals ‘Everybody’s Juicing’… How big of an issue is illegal enhancing in your sport?”
    Rose’s response: “Seven. It’s huge, and I think we need a level playing field, where nobody has that advantage over the next person.”
    But a person close to Rose said the question he was asked was, “How big of a problem would it be if steroid use were rampant in the NBA?,” according to the Tribune.
    Rose later attempted to clear up the misunderstanding.
    “If that was my response to any question, I clearly misunderstood what was asked of me. … But let me be clear, I do not believe there is a performance enhancing drug problem in the NBA,” Rose said in a statement.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    For the record, I do not use marijuana in any way.

  • http://slamonline.com Flint tha Hustla

    pssh
    Philosopher caught cats stereotyping about weed users. I smoke weed. I have a prescription for it. I believe in The Bible. I don’t quote those scriptures.

  • add

    ha

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    That exchange between Spagett and nbk is pure awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    We don’t need to drag scriptures into the debate. If you do your research, you’ll realize that the affects of marijuana are no worse than that of alcohol. If you’re ok with booze being legal, you have a weak argument against marijuana being ok.

  • Mahdi

    Yea B-easy

  • MikeC.

    The Philosopher Posted: Jul.8 at 5:05 pm
    “And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.”
    (Ezekiel 34:29)
    For real? The Christian god gave us weed to end hunger? What a cruel joke.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    LOL there’s no research that says weed is as safe as alcohol. C’mon now, I’m for legalizing it, but the fake banter needs to stop.

  • iCARNACKi

    LMAO @ Steroids making you a better basketball player… so much misinformation.

  • Brahsef

    @Jukai

    You honestly don’t think weed is safer than booze? Comeon son, you can actually overdose on alcohol. Your body resists booze if you consume too much of it (throwing up) and you have withdrawals the next day if you drink too much (hangover).

    I love beer too, don’t get me wrong…but there aren’t many weed related deaths compared to alcohol related deaths. There’s even new research showing that marijuana may decrease the amount of carcinogenic cells in the lungs.

    That being said, medical marijuana is a farce. For every person like my roommate that has Crone’s disease, there’s 10 people who don’t deserve to have their card. Just legalize marijuana instead of puttin up a front about its medical value.

  • the truth

    1. Yes, steroids could make you a better basketball player if used correctly, so that’s not necessarily misinformation. (Think, getting a stronger core, stronger legs, better recovery time from workouts etc.)
    2. If u need research to tell u weed is safer than alcohol then you’ve probably never smoked. It’s common sense

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    WARNING!!!! THE SURGEON GENERAL WARNS…. CIGARETTE SMOKING IS DANGEROUS. DANGEROUS. A HAZARD TO YOUR HEALTH. DOES THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?? –PETER TOSH, THE BUSH DOCTOR

  • giantslor

    “That being said, medical marijuana is a farce.”

    I see your raise and I re-raise you. There’s plenty of research that says you’re wrong. At the very least, marijuana is a great pain reliever. Then again, so is alcohol. (I’m talking physical pain.)

  • Allenp

    The most common methods of smoking weed are bad for you. The plant itself has benefits and drawbacks.
    And the only reason alcohol is legal is because when it was illegal it birthed organized crime. That is the sole reason.

  • Brahsef

    @giantslor

    Did you even read my comment or just pick one line out of context?

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Anything in excess will likely cause problems for you in life. Too much booze…too much food…too much sex…The moral of this comment is having self control goes a long way towards true happiness in life.
    -IAMORANGE4EVER 7/11/11

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