Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am  |  63 responses

Kobe Bryant Was Drug Tested After USA’s Game Against Australia

After scoring 20 points—including a barrage of 3-pointers—in Team USA’s dismantling of Australia, Lakers star Kobe Bryant had a surprise waiting for him: a mandatory random drug test, which forced Bryant to arrive back at the team hotel much later than originally planned. Just goes to show that no one—not even the Black Mamba—is above the rules. Via the New York Post: “According to a source, Bryant was the USA player chosen to take the mandatory random drug test after the late-night contest and was unable to ride back to the team hotel with his teammates. With the game beginning at 10:15 p.m. here, Bryant didn’t arrive back at the hotel until 2 a.m. Grant Hill said last month when he was a member of the Olympic team in 1996, players tried to avoid being the game’s high scorer because the high scorer often was chosen for the postgame random drug test and had to stay two hours after a game. However, an Olympic official said yesterday that isn’t true at all. However, it was no surprise Bryant was chosen since he had played poorly his first five games before draining six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday to finish with all 20 of his points after intermission.”

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  • marc

    Was they testing him for steroids? I don’t see how steroids help you shooting 3s. It wasn’t like he was pulling from really far. lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^for real

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Drug tested because he caught fire from the 3 point line? Makes no sense.

  • http://slamonine.com badnewzballer

    @Marc- have you been living under a rock?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Have Lebron James been drug tested yet by the Olympics. I am really curious about this.

  • Well DAMN

    That’s bull

  • bdogg

    just a pain..nothing to worry about he is the mamba..probably took a chopper back to the hotel.

  • a

    Soo did he pass?

  • TV63

    Pretty funny. Like he doesn’t have a history of scoring big. ha ha

  • Jer dawg

    KoBe probably took his drug test, killed the people administering it, and shoved the results up their asses.
    That’s why no results.

  • Red Star


  • Riggs

    kobe got high as hell last night though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Question, why do we call this dude Black Mamba? because from my recollection he gave this nickname to himself. It’s a random drug test, RANDOM being the operative word.

  • i_ball

    Athletes get tested a lot. No big deal

  • Flash


  • Rik Smits Mullet

    @the seed
    yeah dude every athlete gets drug tested when they join the olympics.
    Even the nba does drug testing.
    So dont worry Lebron is just plain good.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    It’s the only thing Kobe has “passed” the entire Olympics.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Haha Brad Long. And there it is, the mandatory “only thing Kobe has passed” joke.

  • FnF

    LOL… the piss test caused him to arrive much later than originally planned. Was he held captive until the whole time?

  • bike

    Kobe just kept doing kegels which held up his urine flow for about an hour. Just to piss off the drug testing guys and show them who’s boss.

  • http://Slam Sheldon mease

    D.Fisher was drug tested aint no body of heard of him?
    Alonzo, Cartwright, Pippen everyone gets tested who cares!!!!

  • The great Scalabrine!!!!

    Is their any “Shooting Enhancing Drugs” invented now??? Where can i buy??? Because a need a lot of those!!!!!! Is it available in Asia???

  • http://schneider206@aol.com RR

    Why Lebron James didn’t get drug tested? He needs to get drug tested. It’s easy see to why he got a triple double,its because they allow him stay no the floor to get more stats. Thats not fair to the other players.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    ummm that doesn’t sound very random.

  • Cclerk123

    Sounds fair enough

  • Michael Hayden

    If they administer it to the players with the best performances, how the hell is it random?????

  • nextbellinelli

    lbj needs to b tested…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Must have been so they could inform everyone of what drug to avoid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manueljulianj Julian Javier

    Carmelo 37 points night no drug tested?

  • Magnus

    the only thing they’re going to find is Mamba Venom!


    I guess they haven’t seen many Laker games! That wasn’t anything thing unusual for Kobe!

  • Lloyd

    And I’m sure some of you think that they “randomly” search people in airports too. They got to label it random because they can’t say they’re trying to single out any single individual. Guarantee you that none of those Nigerian cats got drug tested!

  • not a fan of the lakers

    did he not pass…. or will he be in the next set of games..

    say he is being sent home, that means the lakers are going to have to watch him..

    national news….again… divorce, fines with the lakers now this…


  • http://www.meow.com Jerry Smith

    I’m guessing all Kobe fans think the drug test was done by “haterzz”. They should have tested him last year when he shot 43%. From the field.

  • bike

    They were testing for Boosties.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Bikes continued astoundingness is superlative to greatness on here.
    Wait wot

  • Ann

    I am sorry to hear that, sounds like “PROFILING” to me! Did the guy that hit Melo in the Groin get tested too???

  • LA Huey

    Lloyd, the Nigerians they were “randomly” searched at Heathrow.

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

    The most ridiculous part of this whole thing is that someone (I’m afraid it may have been a grown man), used the word “Boosties” in a sentence. Dang, times sure have changed. Boosties??? I miss 2pac more every day…

  • fish sticks

    Its all just a nefarious plot by Laker “haters” to try to ruin the self-proclaimed Black Mamba.

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    all olympic athletes are being tested randomly. some are some wont i think that has nothing to do with their performance

  • Carrol

    LeBron haters, he doesn’t need any drugs test, HE ALWAYS PLAYS GREAT

  • BallsDeep

    Lucky J.R Smith isn’t here…

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Ted dong is the worst commenter ever. Worse than chukaz, eboy, seed, greek guy, that guy who hated crawford, and all these damn trolls nowdays.

  • KobeFan

    Of course he didn’t get back to the hotel until late, do you know how hard it is to find a black Whizzinator in London?

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to the Illuminati…

  • http://www.syntheticurineonline.com Jason

    Synthetic urine would’ve saved the day :)

  • Kapufi John

    What is this hullabaloo about Kobi Bryant being tested? I thought no olympian is immune to the “random tests”? In fact, I commend the officials for showing that there are no “sacred cows”,however, I will be highly disappointed If his high Score was the reason for his testing.

  • qwert

    team lithuania should be drug tested after its game against USA. only ones to be beaten by USA in single digits so far…

  • http://slamonline mbuyu

    Vanessa Bryant bribed the official coz she overheard Kobe had a date after the game so she made sure it never happened

  • Big Mike

    heck after what the dream team did to nigeria the entire squad should be tested including coach K, lol LOL

  • Basketball_iQ

    This is basketball,, the most you’re gonna find in our system is weed or water pills to hide it. Bih shooting ‘roids probably would be throwing, not shooting the ball over the backboard..ijs. You won’t find it in our sport..weight lifting was just implemented mandatory by teams in 98 I think.

  • Marcel

    All yall quit hatin lebron makin millions while yall sittin at home on computer like a bum

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

    lmao @ Tarzan.

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

    I’m pretty sure you’re the trailer park dwelling, Kansas City jerk-off who’s trolling everyone, btw. Go make me some mayo sandwiches and shut the f*ck up, Cleatus.

  • uno

    Funny how the Asian is the most racist on this site.

  • http://slam banks

    Kobe .James. the talk of the town what about the warriors or bulls vs la lakers or heats ?

  • bono

    it’s only 6/3 pointer he made that game.
    what if, he will score again 81 point’s?
    OMG!, that was a real talent, guy’s KOBE will not use any drugs…

  • http://www.chess-sets-and-more.com Kevin Penny

    Its required that you must submit to random drug testing. Doesnt matter who the star is. Anyone must do it if chosen.

  • jsmooth

    My tope five NBA players most likely to fail a drug test in no particular order

    J.R Smith
    Birdman Anderson
    Deshawn Stevenson
    Anderson Varejo
    Serge Ibaka

  • TexasPsycho28

    They might think since baseball and football have been so steroid filled that guys who suddenly turn back the clock 6 or 7 years that they might not be eating pills, blowing weed, hooked on llello, etc…

    Alonzo Mourning did a commercial for Andro(same stuff that was in Mark McGwire’s locker), and that guy had kidney problems while being built like a monster. Karl Malone and Rodman might be guys who’d have juiced. Malone because of his insane build and how durable he was forever. Rodman… well… like Caminiti or other drug users who were also fitness freaks and super competitive… why not throw roids into the mix? Not accusing anyone but they weren’t testing Kobe for weed. That’s what they’d do to Iverson or someone who’s been busted before in the past I’m sure. Or maybe they do that just to mess with a guy they dislike since they broke all those records and it looked like they were playing a middle school team even though the coach didn’t want them to keep rubbing it in.

    If D’Antoni had been head coach instead of an assistant… USA would have scored 35 more points at least. 7 seconds or less until the last minute of the game if you’re up 20.

  • Black mamba 101

    Kobe is the best

  • Black mamba 101

    It does t matter if he does bad at times Steve Nash needs to wake up Paul gasoline wtf r u doing Dwight r u stupid play together idots and kobe has to kickass by himself this should be a fucking winning team every year so grow a pair and play good