Grant Hill: 1996 U.S. basketball team players avoided being leading scorer because of drug testing
July 26, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Being a leading scorer is something a lot of basketball players take pride in and devote themselves to. But according to Grant Hill, the members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team deliberately tried not to be the leading scorer in each contest.
Not for unselfish, team-first motives either. But because they were afraid of having to submit to a drug test after.
Hill and his teammates on the gold medal-winning Atlanta squad hated being tested not because they were worried about testing positive for anything but rather because, as he told Bonnie Bernstein on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday, the testing process was a huge pain in the you-know-what.