“Back in the day we used to say this about baseball, ‘Well, we should have known. We should’ve known something was going on’ – that Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and all these baseball players who suddenly seemed to find a fountain of youth and performing at levels never seen before in the history of the sport were using something.”
Quite possibly the most physically gifted athlete in professional sports history in terms of the being the perfect combination of raw size, brute strength, and unwavering athleticism, Clay Travis wonders why LeBron James has never had his name mentioned in whispers pertaining the usage of performance-enhancing drugs.
With the most dominant athletes in their craft (Lance Armstrong**, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal) all fielding innocuous yet legitimate claims of PED-usage during years of clean testing, it’s odd how James, who’s off-season diet and strength-training regimens have long been lauded, has steered clear of the accusations for his entire career.
In an age where even the most bulletproof and beloved sports figures can suddenly be exposed as frauds, there’s no reason to believe that LeBron wouldn’t have been capable of being a roider in an age where radical designer drugs are specifically formulated to beat testing.