Cuban: Steroids OK, Sometimes

by October 21, 2009

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.”