2010 FIBA World Championships

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  1. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    I have no source; that is not my point. I know a documentary that deals with doping in other sports (track and field) and I wouldn't wonder if it worked like that in basketball as well. Unfortunately it's not in english - but it covers the influence of the USA regarding the controlling agencies and how there is a competition amongst these agencies and doctors that use stuff that can't be found because the agencies' methods are always one step behind.
    Did you read my post? I wrote that
    - not all athletes are using stuff
    - not every form of doping makes you look like Superman
    Best proof - Rashard Lewis, who got suspended for violating the NBA's anti-drug rule - does he look like someone who uses doping?
    That's why I wrote that there is a ton of different ways and not everything makes you look like a monster and still helps you with your athleticism, recovery time or stanima.
    That's why I added every other country.
    It's not the talent, it's the athleticism that makes me wonder. That's where you have such a huge difference.
     
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    Oden, who knows? I think he looked 35 when he was ten. But I've never heard of that (and maybe I just don't know) as a symptom of steroid use.

    Alonzo? With 450 players a year in the league, it seems stranger to me that we've never had someone with kidney failure before than that there was one. I imagine we don't hear about players with those kind of diseases because they happen after the average five or six year NBA career.

    LBJ... Well, he does kind of have the steriods neck and something for sure has happened to his common sense.


    I guess I could say the same thing about soccer. Why has there never been an American soccer player who rose to the top levels of the sport globally. Surely there are Americans just as athletic or who have trained as long and hard. I think there is an earlier emphasis on basketball here and on soccer in many other places and it pays off. And that makes a difference.
     
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    Funny thing you mentioned that - the Americans seemed to be definetely as athletic as every other team that participated in this year's world cup. Here, the difference is talent, not athleticism.
    If you think you look like Oden, James and so forth just by starting to practice hard very early, it's up to you. I highly doubt that.
     
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    I'm sure (an assumption) that there's a few NBA ballers on P.E.D.s.

    IMO: I just don't think that the number of guys or the degree in which roids and other stuff is being utilized is having much of an impact on USA Basketball or the NBA as a whole. To me, it's a non issue.
     
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    Let's all remember that is was Ivan Drago who was using steroids while Rocky was climbing mountains and chopping wood before their big fight.
     
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    Don't worry, I got instant web page translate software in my PC or might be Roscoe will get enthusiastic member to translate for everyone to read over here. :)
     
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    I only watched a few minutes, Ralphi, but I will try to watch more when I get a chance.
     

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