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Monday 09, Sep 2013

  NBA Free Agent Lamar Obom Enters Rehab

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NBA Free Agent Lamar Obom Enters Rehab

Lamar Obom, the NBA free agent and star of “Khloe & Lamar“, has reportedly checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. This was after his recent arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. He however didn’t spent much time and checked out the rehab center roughly a day after he sought help for drug addiction, according to recent rumors.

Obom was arrested on August 30, 2013 after being stopped in Los Angles on US Route 101. He showed “objective signs of intoxications”, as per California Highway Patrol. The 33-year old NBA free agent was unable to perform a field sobriety test and has not entered a plea. Odom was released on a bond of $15,000. His driving license has been suspended for one year for driving under the influence.

The two-time NBA champion and former Sixth Man of the Year Award winner is married to “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Khloé Kardashian Their wedding was featured on the E! reality-based series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Odom and Khloé’s relationship has been in trouble in the recent past, much due to the alleged drug use of the former LA Laker. It is alleged that Khloé kicked him out of their LA home and gave him an ultimatum to go and seek help for his problems with drugs.

The alleged drug dealer of Lamar Odom has claimed that the NBA free agent spent $50,000 on cocaine in three years. He added Odom consumed cocaine on as many as 10 occasions since 2010 when the LA Clippers basketball player visited Queens in New York where he grew up.

Odom violated the drug policy of NBA twice in 2001 and then admitted to using marijuana in 2003. He is presently unsigned but had been drawing interest from the Lakers, as well as the L.A. Clippers, where he finished last season. The American professional basketball forward averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 82 games for the Clippers last season.

Odom’s mother died of colon cancer and his father was a heroin addict. In 1997, Lamar Odom was named the Parade Magazine Player of the Year in 1997. The 6 foot 10 inch forward was named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Lamar Joseph Odom played college basketball for the Rhode Island Rams before he was drafted in the first round with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1999 NBA Draft. Odom signed as a restricted free agent with the Miami Heat before being traded to the Lakers. After spending seven seasons with the Lakers, Odom was traded to Dallas and then back to the Clippers in 2012. Odom led the US in rebounds at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul and became the first player in history to win both an NBA championship and FIBA Gold in the same year. Odom made a cameo on the second season of the HBO television series Entourage and featured in Pro Skater Rob Dyrdek’s MTV show Fantasy Factory.

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Tuesday 07, Feb 2012

  NBA deal includes offseason drug testing plans

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For the first time, NBA players have agreed to offseason testing for performance enhancing drugs as part of the new labor deal that is being balloted.

The NBA previously did not test players during its July-September offseason.

Beginning in the 2012-13 season, players can be tested up to two times during the offseason for steroids and performance enhancing drugs according to the memo.

Saturday 08, Oct 2011

  Drug charges against former NBA player dismissed

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An Arizona prosecutor has dismissed charges against Samaki Walker, a former NBA player, who was arrested on drug charges.

Deputy Mohave County Attorney Greg McPhillips said he’ll reconsider bringing charges against Walker once lab analysis provides a better idea to him about what types of drugs were found in his 2002 Mercedes-Benz during a routine traffic stop in Kingman on July 28.

The ex-NBA player starred at the University of Louisville before beginning a 10-year NBA career that ended in 2006.

Sunday 18, Sep 2011

  Former NBA player arrested

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Samaki Walker, former NBA player, is in an Arizona jail after being pulled over and allegedly found with marijuana and steroids, police said.

Walker was arrested Thursday night in Kingman and charged with possessing marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and drugs without prescriptions.

Walker was in the Mohave County Jail.

Saturday 04, Jun 2011

  O.J. Mayo suspended by NBA

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O.J. Mayo suspended by NBAThe NBA has suspended guard OJ Mayo for ten games without pay. This was after Mayo was found violating the league and union’s anti-drug program with a positive test.

The league announced the suspension due to a positive test of Mayo for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

His suspension will start when the Grizzlies visit Philadelphia, and he will be able to return Feb. 15 also against the 76ers in Memphis.

Monday 17, Jan 2011

  Don MacLean feels NBA heat

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Don MacLean feels NBA heatDon MacLean, the Miami Heat forward, has been handed a suspension of five games without pay after he was found violating the policy on using steroids of the NBA and Players’ Association.

MacLean is the first NBA player to be suspended for steroid use.

MacLean was scheduled to miss at least a month after undergoing surgery on his right foot on 15 November.

Tuesday 23, Nov 2010

  NBA Union strikes deal for nutritional supplements

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NBA Union strikes deal for nutritional supplementsThe NBA players union has entered into a one-year agreement with Abbott Nutrition, a company dealing in nutritional supplements. The agreement is for supplying $5,000 of Abbott Nutrition’s EAS brand supplements to each team and to give players a 50 percent discount on its products.

The supplement company guarantees through independent testing that its products contain no substances banned under drug policy of the NBA.

The NBA remarked that it had had discussions with the union regarding supplements and would continue to do so.

Monday 08, Mar 2010

  Rashard Lewis suspended for doping violation

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Rashard Lewis suspended for doping violationRashard Lewis, the Orlando Magic All-Star forward, was suspended for ten games by the NBA. This suspension was a result of violation of the doping policy by Lewis after elevated levels of testosterone were found in Lewis‘s sample.

It was remarked by Lewis that he took an over-the-counter supplement and believed that there was nothing like a banned substance in it.

The Associated Press said that Lewis will be docked approximately $1.6 million of his $18 million salary for the 2009-10 season.

Friday 23, Oct 2009

  Cuban for steroids as long as with valid medical reason

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Cuban for steroids as long as with valid medical reasonAccording to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, he is not so against steroids as long as it is prescribed by a doctor. He said that as long as it is used for a medical reason such as recovering from an injury, it is administered under proper supervision and it does not have any long-term damage, then steroids should not be totally shunned from the world of sports.

Numerous big-name athletes have been involved in steroids controversy these past few years, but Cuban believed that steroids use in NBA is not yet widespread.

Cuban and his team were in town to play against Cleveland Cavaliers at the Petersen Events Center. He visited the William Pitt Union’s campus, where he graduated, wearing a Pitt basketball shirt. He was there to answer questions and speak in front of hundred of students.

Questions posed to him by students ranged from his days at the Pitt, his appearance on “Dancing with the Stars”, and NBA Commissioner David Stern’s decision to fine him with $1.5 million for criticizing NBA.

According to him, his fines were well spent since it led to improvements in the league. Cuban became a billionaire through his Internet-related business dealings.

Friday 27, Mar 2009

  WHEN STEROIDS BECOME FATAL

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WHEN STEROIDS BECOME FATALIt is amazing that the use of steroids can go undetected under people’s noses. What is more remarkable is that they have knowledge of what this substance can do and yet its use is still tolerated in sports. There is no point of singling out just one sport because almost every one of them had a history of steroid use. What makes it more crazy is that despite the obvious physical evidence – increase in weight and muscle mass in a short period of time, more goals, more homeruns, athletes becoming bigger, buffer and faster, not to mention the positive urine tests – big time athletes continue to deny it to the point of facing perjury raps. It is downright vulgar.

Not until a string of scandals, deaths, and perjury charges had awakened everybody’s awareness did the sports organizations do something about this problem.

As the anti-doping agency continue to improve their programs in catching steroid users and dealers, the manufacturing of newer substances and methods to cheat on the detection tests have also increased. The government and sports organization officials should be more serious in imposing more stringent rules on substance use.

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