Chael Sonnen: "LeBron James is a drug addict, we have the same drug dealer!"
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 912
Chael Sonnen, a former UFC fighter, has accused Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James of being a drug addict. The former champion explained that the NBA champion, to still maintain himself at other levels, despite his 38 years, would make use of Epo.
The substance would serve to increase the athlete's resistance by increasing the presence of red blood cells. Sonnen accused LeBron during a Flagrant podcast where he explains that the two have the same drug dealer. He told: "We have the same drug dealer, I know exactly what he's taking.
Epo increases red blood cells, thus allowing him to have greater endurance and play at his maximum throughout the game. It is the best substance for increasing performance, cyclists and sportsmen of all kinds they often take it.
When others find out what it does they will say it's not so serious, but they would change their minds if they really knew the effect of these substances." James has not yet responded to the allegations. For now, there has been no response from the NBA star's staff.
If true, the situation would be somewhat problematic, especially given the frequency of doping controls in the NBA.
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LeBron James scored 27 points in the Los Angeles Lakers 131-126 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
With this score, James is less than 36 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the leading scorer in NBA history. Now all attention turns to next week, with the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
Ticket prices for these two matches even went as high as $100,000! Abdul-Jabbar confirmed he wants to be there when LeBron breaks his record. Even at age 38, James is scoring points at an impressive rate for a player his age: His average of 30.0 points in 43 games would be the third-highest in his 20 NBA seasons.
James, as a rookie, averaged 20.9 points per game, and he hasn't dropped below those figures since. LeBron is on course to break Abdul-Jabbar's record with more than 100 fewer games played than him. Abdul-Jabbar reached his tally of 38,387 points in 1,560 games; the Lakers' game against the Pelicans was the 1,409th of James' career.
James should break the record against Milwaukee, but making 37 against the Thunder isn't impossible for him.