Donovan Mitchell Was ‘Randomly Selected’ For A Drug Test After His 71-Point Game

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Donovan Mitchell Was ‘Randomly Selected’ For A Drug Test After His 71-Point Game


NBA players sometimes are randomly selected for drug tests. This happens regularly and, in most cases, isn’t worth reporting.

Sometimes the ‘randomly selected’ part doesn’t seem to add up. Let’s look at a couple of ‘random cases’ of these past few seasons, before adding the most recent one.

– In Alex Caruso’s case, the ‘random’ drug test he had to go through before the start of the season was pretty funny. Coincidentally, the Lakers star was tested right after a photoshop of him as ‘Hulk’ went viral.

– Then, after throwing down the best dunk of his career, Danny Green also was hit with a ‘random’ drug test.

– Josh Richardson tweeting about watching Family Guy also resulted in a drug test.

– Bradley Beal – after having back-to-back 50-plus point games, Beal was drug tested by the league.

– Michael Carter-Williams. The Orlando Magic guard shared pictures of himself on Instagram in which he looked swole, which led to him getting drug tested.

– De’Aaron Fox. The Kings point guard was getting drug tested by the NBA after posting buff workout pictures last year.

The newest ‘random’ drug test victim? Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell scored a career-high 71 points in what was one of the greatest individual performances in NBA history this past Monday. The guard made 22 of his 34 field goal attempts, including 7 of 15 from three-point range and 20 for 25 from the free throw line. In addition to his scoring, Mitchell also had eight rebounds and 11 assists.  

And surprise, surprise – the next morning he was drug tested.


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