Performance enhancing drugs have become the scourge of every sport.
While the NBA remains defiant about PED use in its sport, it exists there too. Just ask Hedo Turkoglu, O.J. Mayo and Rashard Lewis -- all pled ignorance.
David Stern has said PEDs are not a problem in his sport because being buff or muscular is not important. But that is not why athletes use PEDs. They use them largely to recover quicker. They use them so they can work out harder and longer and be ready for another work out the next day.
Nothing illustrates this point more than Tracy McGrady's story.
On a recent episode of NBATV's Open Court, McGrady admitted he considered using PEDs to help him recover from his various knee injuries. He never "crossed that line" as he said, but he was determined enough to find a way back to being healthy for the thought to seriously cross his mind (h/t Jake O'Donnell of the Sports Grid):
It was kind of a s...