When HGH is discussed these days, it’s most likely a negative discussion about baseball. Well it looks like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is raising questions about HGH use in the NBA, but in a positive way.
Cuban spoke with Sam Amick of the USA Today to explain why he thinks that the NBA should consider allowing players to use HGH.
“The issue isn’t whether I think it should be used,” Cuban told USA TODAY Sports via e-mail. “The issue is that it has not been approved for such use. And one of the reasons it hasn’t been approved is that there have not been studies done to prove the benefits of prescribing HGH for athletic rehabilitation or any injury rehabilitation that I’m aware of. The product has such a huge (public) stigma that no one wants to be associated with it.”
“I believe that professional sports leagues should work together and fund studies to determine the efficacy of HGH for rehabbing an injury,” Cuban told USA TODAY Sports. “Working together could lead us from the path of demonizing HGH and even testosterone towards a complete understanding. It could allow us to make a data based decision rather than the emotional decision we are currently making. And if it can help athletes recover more quickly, maybe we can extend careers and have healthier happier players and fans.”
I do agree with Cuban that the public perception of HGH makes it hard for anyone to be associated with it. Cuban is most certainly facing an uphill battle trying to convince other NBA owners to take a look into this.