Mark Cuban has advocated for an in-depth study of human growth hormone (HGH) and shared his idea and hope in the NBA's Board of Governors meeting in October.
Cuban believes a more informed decision should be made about whether HGH is able to fasten a player's recovery from injury or whether it belongs on the list of banned substances.
"The issue isn't whether I think it should be used," Cuban wrote in an email. "The issue is that it has not been approved for such use. And one of the reasons it hasn't been approved is that there have not been studies done to prove the benefits of prescribing HGH for athletic rehabilitation or any injury rehabilitation that I'm aware of. The product has such a huge (public) stigma that no one wants to be associated with it."
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency's web site, HGH is illegal to use for anti-aging, improved athletic performance and bodybuilding. The World Anti-Doping Agency also has HG...