How David Stern eradicated the use of drugs in the NBA - Basketball Network - bdsthanhhoavn.com

How David Stern eradicated the use of drugs in the NBA – Basketball Network

Before former NBA commissioner David Stern’s arrival in the league, drug abuse was a common theme in the ’70s. There were a handful of players who dealt with drug addiction. It was so common that The Los Angeles Times estimated that 40% to 75% of players in this era used cocaine, and one in 10 smoked or freebased the drug. It was a widespread problem that affected the players and product of the NBA as a whole.

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