A former MMA fighter has called out LeBron James and accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs. This is quite a scandalous accusation and could cause a lot of problems for Adam Silver and the NBA if proven true. Fans may have heard of Chael Sonnen. He is a former UFC superstar and promoter.
Although he has a history of making somewhat controversial statements in the past, Chael’s comments have the NBA world buzzing about whether there could be any truth to his claims. With that being said, let us take a look at what the former MMA fighter is saying and how fans feel about his opinion of LeBron James.
Chael Sonnen claims he and LeBron James have “the same drug guy”
Perhaps there could be some truth to what Chael said. He was quite confident when he casually announced that the Los Angeles Lakers star takes a performance-enhancing drug called EPO. Moreover. Sonnen went on to boldly proclaim that he knew about this because both he and the King have the same drug contact.
So Chael Sonnen casually announced that Lebron takes EPO, a performance enhancing drug banned in the NBA and most sports.
Sonnen claims to know for sure, claiming he and Lebron “have the same drug guy.”
— STILL ain’t the 🐐 (@ApexJones22) March 8, 2023
Although this might sound bizarre fans are wondering if it is possible for LeBron to have used PEDs at some point in his career. After all, he has managed to extend his prime and play at an elite level for much longer than other NBA players have in the past. Therefore, some feel Sonnen might be telling the truth.
“The fact he has been able to play for 20 seasons without major injuries, and at the top of his game its suspicious on its own. Now just in the NBA but in professional sports in general.”
The fact he has been able to play for 20 seasons without major injuries, and at the top of his game it´s suspicious on its own.
Now just in the NBA but in professional sports in general.
— RogerM (@Roger_Marquez) March 9, 2023
Fans also quickly pointed out that even if LeBron was doping, this was something that Adam Silver and the NBA would hide at almost any cost. After all, protecting King James would mean that the NBA profits by default. Despite the fact that the league rigorously tests athletes multiple times around the year, there are still people who are suspicious.
Lebron is protected
— Gmac_Sports (@gmac_sports) March 9, 2023
I’ve always suspected him of taking performance enhancing drugs due to his unique size strength and longevity.. The NBA will protect his legacy though.. #Commonsense🤷🏾♂️
— Frank Rizzo (@FrankRizzo888) March 9, 2023
Since the King is innocent until proven guilty, there really isn’t any point in pushing this matter forward. After all, he is injured and sidelined at the moment. Perhaps Sonnen and the fans who are agreeing with him should simply be dismissed as haters who are looking to slander LeBron. If the 4x NBA champion had ever failed a drug test, the NBA world would have undoubtedly found out.