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Monday, December 26, 2016

Old Man Karl Is Yelling At The Clouds Again

George Karl has a new book out and the former NBA coach is burning all kinds of bridges.  The first snippet from the book revealed shots taken at several of his former players, including Carmelo Anthony.

Now are reports that he thinks the current NBA has a PED problem, via NBA Sports:

We’ve got a more thorough drug-testing program than the NFL or MLB, which we always brag about. But we’ve still got a drug issue, though a different one than thirty years ago. And this one bothers me more than the dumbasses who got in trouble with recreational drugs.

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.

Karl's claims, though possible, are without any evidence whatsoever.  You think if he was going to make these types of claims he would offer more than, "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."

With only speculation, Karl looks more like an old man yelling at the clouds, than a former NBA coach with many years in the game under his belt.