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NBA won’t conduct random marijuana tests in 2020-21

NBA won’t conduct random marijuana tests in 2020-21

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed not to conduct random tests for marijuana during the 2020-21 season.

“Due to unusual circumstances in conjunction with the pandemic, we have agreed with the NBPA to suspend random testing of marijuana for the 2020-21 season and to focus our randomized testing program on performance enhancing products and drugs of abuse,” said Mike. Bass, an NBA spokesman, in a statement.

The NBA enacted a similar policy during the league bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, last summer, when 22 of the 30 teams reunited for eight seeded games and a full postseason, which ultimately crowned the Los Angeles Lakers as champion.

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Tuesday marked the start of training camp for league teams, though players can only train individually for the first few days due to precautions being taken due to the coronavirus pandemic. Team-wide practices are scheduled to begin Sunday with the first preseason games taking place on December 11.

The NBA’s regular season, which will be 72 games, out of its usual number of 82 games, will begin on December 22. (GG) (ESPNDEPORTES)

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