LAKERS GUARD ALEX CARUSO GETS RANDOM DRUG TEST AFTER PHOTOSHOPPED PICS GO VIRAL
So here’s some more Lakers news. No, it’s not about Josh Hart calling the organization out for being, well, assholes. Nor is it about Dwight Howard and whatever he hell has been going on with him for, well, years. This story is about the much lesser known role player, Alex Caruso. Caruso is what you’d call a lanky type of basketball player. He’s a 6’5” shooting guard who seems stoked to play with Lebron James and Rajon Rondo. But he’s not built like Lebron, by any means. He’s lanky. Sure, he’s got some muscles. But someone photoshopped images of him that make him look like Captain America! They surfaced last week and went viral. And the real story? The NBA is now having Caruso do a “random” drug test to make sure Hydra hasn’t turned the league upside down.
BUT SERIOUSLY, CARUSO RECEIVES “RANDOM” DRUG TEST DAYS AFTER CAPTAIN AMERICA SHOTS?
No, really! The NBA of course, says that this is just a coincidence. But if you believe that, I have a nice antique bridge in New York to sell you. Sure, those pictures make Caruso look exactly like Captain America did when he got out of that transformation chamber. But if you spend more than a couple seconds at it, you can see that Caruso’s frame isn’t quite the same. Ok, to be fair, maybe Adam Silver doesn’t spend that much time looking at buff dudes on Instagram. But “random” doesn’t seem to apply to this drug test, does it?
CROSS YOUR FINGERS CARUSO PASSES TEST, LAKERS CAN FOCUS ON THE REAL SKINNY
Fortunately, Alex Caruso is taking it all in stride. Sure, he doesn’t have much choice, contractually. But he seems to think it’s sort of funny, if in a resigned way. So for the sake of both the player and the Lakers franchise, let’s hope he passes the random drug test with flying colors. Maybe, just maybe, Caruso will get some more follow up dunks like the one that shocked Lebron last April.