MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES JA MORANT GETS 7TH RANDOM DRUG TEST SO FAR THIS SEASON
Random drug tests. They are effective in professional sports, because they are random. If you are an athlete and, say, you like to cut corners with enhancers to heal and recover quickly, enhancers can make that happen a lot faster. Or maybe you are one of those people who can’t put on and keep on, much muscle mass beyond a certain point. Human Growth Hormone is just one of many things on a long list of verboten items you might consider. And, of course, there’s THC, or cannabis. That’s still a no-no. But in the NBA, or National Basketball Association, some players seem to get more “random” testing than others. Ja Morant seems to be one of those. He says he just got his 7th so far in the current season!
JO MORANT ALREADY JOKED ABOUT THE RANDOM DRUG TEST BACK IN NOVEMBER FOR HEALING FAST
If that seems unlikely, that’s because it is. I don’t know how the random works in the NBA. Do they use those numbered ping pong balls and see which name comes up? Mathematically, that could explain why Ja Morant keeps getting the pee cup. It could explain it. But doesn’t, not really. Way back in November, Morant already joked about the NBA’s random drug testing program when his name came up after he healed maybe too fast from a left ankle sprain. The “ping pong” balls certainly took notice of that! But Ja isn’t the only one the ping pong balls noticed so far this season.
MORANT HAS ALREADY GOTTEN ONE MORE THAN MANDATED FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, WITH MONTHS OF SEASON LEFT
Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped 71 points in extremely efficient fashion a couple weeks ago. His performance was so noteworthy that many other players gave him kudos on Twitter. But so did those pesky NBA ping pong balls! Mitchell quickly had a random drug test, too. But for Morant, after dropping one of the nastiest dunks of his already amazing career this week, the ping pong balls quickly hit him with his 7th random drug test. The collective bargaining agreement in the NBA says that NBA players can get as many as 4 random PED tests during the season, and two more in the offseason.
According to my math, Ja Morant shouldn’t get another one until maybe November of next season. Maybe Morant should have played the lotto for that billion dollars last week, instead?