Nerlens Noel And Thabo Sefolosha Were Suspended 5 Games For Violating The NBA's Anti-Drug Program


ESPN- Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel and Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha have been suspended five games without pay for violating the league’s anti-drug program, the NBA announced on Tuesday. The program states that players are suspended five games after a third positive test for marijuana. Noel’s ban begins Tuesday night, when Dallas faces the Trail Blazers, and ends his season. Sefolosha, who has been out since January after having knee surgery, will serve his suspension when he is physically able to play.

Yet another lost year for Nerlens Noel. Guy goes from the number 1 recruit on the planet to the NIT with a Coach Cal Kentucky team to an injury riddled pro career where he was part of The Process without enjoying any of the spoils of it to getting busted with the WEEEEEDUH. Three times! Right before he is scheduled to become a free agent! Life comes at your fast. You would think a guy that was about to enter free agency could avoid the drugs that were clearly forbidden by the league for at least a few months. But you also would have thought that guy would have figured out his hair situation 5 years after he entered the Association. Then again, I’m not sure Nerlens even cares about money after he fucked up so badly last summer.

As a restricted free agent, Noel declined a four-year, $70 million offer from the Mavericks last summer, countering by asking for a maximum contract. According to sources, Mavs owner Mark Cuban immediately pulled the offer off the table and never made another one, with Noel eventually signing a one-year, $4.2 million qualifying offer after changing agents.

As for Thabo, nothing beats getting busted the same time as someone with more name recognition. All everyone will be talking about is what Nerlens will do next while Thabo gets to quietly rehab his knee with non-herbal medication straight into the offseason.

Hit them with some truth Stephen A!