The NBA has done quite a bit to clean up their image when it comes to drugs (both performance enhancing or not). Sure, there have been exceptions to the rule but outside of a couple anomalies, the NBA is thought to be relatively clean sans the heavy use of marijuana.
That perception may be changing though as ESPN is reporting that multiple NBA players have been named in the Biogenesis case which has taken Major League Baseball by storm.
Fischer said he and associates have identified athletes from the NBA, NCAA, professional boxing, tennis and MMA, in addition to other professional baseball players who have not yet been identified. As far as he knows, Fischer said, Bosch had no clients from the NFL or NHL.
No NBA players are specifically named though the report does say that no big names are expected – at least not right now.
If any players are found guilty they will be suspended for 20 games for a first offense. A second offense would result in a 45 game ban while a third offense would become a banishment from the league.
Certainly not the type of news outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern was hoping for.