I’m talking about performance-enhancing drugs—like steroids, human growth hormone, and so on. It’s obvious some of our players are doping. How are some guys getting older—yet thinner and fitter? How are they recovering from injuries so fast? Why the hell are they going to Germany in the off-season? I doubt it’s for the sauerkraut.
More likely it’s for the newest, hard-to-detect blood boosters and PEDs they have in Europe. Unfortunately, drug testing always seems to be a couple steps behind drug hiding. Lance Armstrong never failed a drug test. I think we want the best athletes to succeed, not the biggest, richest cheaters employing the best scientists. But I don’t know what to do about it.
Hmmm… Definitely an opinion I had never seemed to come up with on my own aside from maybe some speculation on Lebron James. With that being said I think this is an absurd take by George Karl. Durant couldn’t bench press 225 lbs twice even if it were to save the world. How about Steph? Here is another skinny prick that doesn’t seem to be bothered by his strength or lack thereof. The list goes on and on because there are plenty of extremely agile and skinny players in the league who look like they don’t even know how to spell steroid let alone seek them out.
Not to mention, Tom Brady is the perfect guy to counter Karl’s argument asking “how are some guys getting older- yet thinner and fitter?” It is called work ethic George, something that perhaps your career .588 winning percentage in 1,999 games lacked. You were fired three times in your career why bring up steroids now that you are writing a book. Oh, that’s right, to make money with your new book and have your name relevant again.