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NBA Star David Lee

NBA Drug Testing Is

'Very Thorough'

8/29/2013 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

082913_david_lee_launchGolden State Warriors star David Lee tells TMZ ... he thinks the NBA drug testing policy is rock solid -- and believes the reason only 1 guy has tested positive for hard drugs since 2000 is because the players are simply staying clean.

Lee was leaving Hooray Henry's nightclub in L.A. last night when we asked about the drug culture in the NBA -- specifically the statistic that the ONLY person who tested positive for a drug harder than weed in the past 13 years is Chris "Birdman" Andersen.

"I can tell you [the NBA is] very thorough with their testing," Lee told us.

As we reported, multiple NBA sources tell us players have found a loophole in the NBA drug testing policy -- because they're only tested 4 times a year, and after the 4th test "It's like Christmas Day."

But Lee disagrees ... explaining, "Testing is very thorough and very random  ... so it's very difficult to try to do that kind of stuff to avoid it."

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If it's that strict then how are those still able to use 'roid and have a clean result?

418 days ago


I used to work at a luxury hotel where NBA players stayed, and I can tell you they smoked fat fat buds often. Not everyone, but a whole dang lot of them. On a side note, David Lee is a down to earth, cool guy, and a merry prankster.

418 days ago

my 2 cents    

When he played for Knicks, Kim K had her radar set on him.

418 days ago
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