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I know that steroids are considered mostly an issue in baseball, but lately things have started to spread as to where any sport where being bigger, faster, or stronger seems to have problems with steroid use. Should athletes be tested for steroids? Some people think that it is a risk they have the right to take, but others including Jason Whitlock, a sports radio host and columnist think otherwise.

"Steroid use by professional athletes is like second hand smoke" writes Whitlock, "It damages the non user too. It puts pressure on the non user. There's a trickle down effect. College players want to make the pros, so they start using steroids to keep up with major leaguers. High school kids want to win scholarships, so they start using steroids to keep up with colegians. Junior high kids want to play varsity... You get the picture"

:sigh: Its a shame that steroids have to ruin proffesional sports, but all hope is not lost. Steroid and suplement developers around the country are researching new ways to produce preformance enhancers that will pose little or no risk to the user. Maybe the future of sports will come with these developments, who knows. For now though the problem continues to plague professional sports, and we can only hope for an answer.
 

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I just read the article in SI on the use of steroids. I knew all along that Bonds and those guys were using them. You can't go from 26 home runs to 40 and then 70+ and think people are that stupid! All of those home run records mean nothing to me and haven't because they weren't gotten honestly.

I also read how the propensity for injuries the next year after first taking steroids JUMPS. All of the weight gain cannot be supported by the joints of the body - so the body starts going to heck trying to support that growth - and injuries start. They now have a new "med" to counteract that malady. :rolleyes:

Maybe somebody in basketball went on steroids, too. Has anybody seen anybody with a huge weight gain in a year or so and then injuries the next year after that weight gain?
 

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Yeah so much was made of Mcgwire's record. And when they found out he was on Creatine or something he stopped but the damage had already been done and the muscle built. And last year Bonds had never hit more than 49 and then he hits 73???? Its a little fishy.
 

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The title on SI is:
"Steroids in baseball; confessions of an MVP"

Bonds not only does that, but at his age after all of these years??? I looked at his neck( a clue they said) and sure enough, and he goes from 185# to 235# and we're supposed to roll over and play dead, like we're all stupid or something? NOT!

How about the weight gain by Shawn Kemp and Shaq? The injuries after the weight gain - the thicker necks? Possible? Sure looked that way before reading the article and now it really looks that way after reading that article.

The article said the "joints" of the limbs cannot support the weight gain - that sounds like an "arthritic" toe to me. Kemp? He admitted to being on coke, but maybe it was more than that, as he gained weight, had injuries after that and the size of their necks really gives it away. Of course, without an admission, it is all speculative, BUT as I said, I'm not stupid and I've got eyes to see. An arthritic toe always did sound fishy to me. Only time will tell - or another confession.
 

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why would anyone want to use steroids/performance enhancing drugs in basketball? of what use is enhanced speed, quickness, jumping ability and strength? nope, nothing to see here.
 

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kflo said:
why would anyone want to use steroids/performance enhancing drugs in basketball? of what use is enhanced speed, quickness, jumping ability and strength? nope, nothing to see here.


Basketball is mainly about skill, agility, dexterity, and speed/quickness.

Anabolic steroids are used to build muscle mass, and strength. Taking roids could benefit low post players who have trouble holding their position or boxing out, but why risk so much for such a small benefit?

Furthermore, when you realize that NBA players put a lot of stress on their tendons, and ligaments and factor in that some steroids are widely known to increase risk of injury, it really makes no sense for an NBA player to mess with them.

Finally, with the severe potential side effects and the fact that NBA randomly tests players for steroids under their drug program, players have little reason to take them.
 

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Basketball is mainly about skill, agility, dexterity, and speed/quickness.

Anabolic steroids are used to build muscle mass, and strength.
and speed, quickness and jumping ability.

people said why would pitchers use roids (or other perf enhancing drugs), and it turns out there was probably as many pitchers using as hitters.

steroids and ped's can be used for many purposes, and many benefits. and why do you think these guys train the way they do? they see advantages in fitness, speed and strength. all things that can be enhanced via roids / ped's.
 

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kflo said:
and speed, quickness and jumping ability.

people said why would pitchers use roids (or other perf enhancing drugs), and it turns out there was probably as many pitchers using as hitters.

steroids and ped's can be used for many purposes, and many benefits. and why do you think these guys train the way they do? they see advantages in fitness, speed and strength. all things that can be enhanced via roids / ped's.


Not only would it be extremely difficult for an NBA player to take steroids October-June, but it wouldn’t make any sense for them if they could.

So you are looking at a 4 month window to take them. Keep in mind, anabolic steroids are not magic pills, a considerate amount of time needs to be spent in the gym lifting to see the results. (one of the benefits is increased muscle endurance, or feeling like you can lift all day)


I am pretty sure almost every player in the league would rather rest and then work on their game during their very short break than mess with roids and all the potential consequences.
 

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yeah it sucks, im glad Ryan Howard had a monstrous season this year without the roids (hopefully) and i was kinda hopinh he would hit 62 or more so he could be a legitimate person who beat Maris....McGuire ...Bonds....they did steroids theirs shouldnt count...
speaking of roids, Jason Giambi did steroids and people in NY just praise him like if nothing ever happened??? im glad the damn Yankees didnt win anything and well Barry Bonds gets mad at all the steroid talks n everything....HE DID STEROIDS ...period.
 
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