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Tristan Thompson suspended: NBA champion faces 25-game suspension for violating drug policy

After violating the league’s anti-drug program Tristan Thompson, a former NBA champion has been suspended without any pay from his club for 25 games. The ban occurs after Thompson tested positive for ibutamoren and SARM LGD-4033 which are not approved by the WADA or FDA.

Violation and Suspension

It was confirmed by the NBA that Thompson has been suspended for 25 games due to a violation of terms agreed upon in the program called the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. The suspension will take effect when the Cleveland Cavaliers confront off against the Milwaukee Bucks in the upcoming game. CNN has yet to receive a response from Thompson’s representatives regarding this issue.

In his test two substances were noted: Ibutamoren is able to free the growth hormone and anabolic-androgenic SARM LGD – 4033 or also called ligandrol. Suspension showed that the Cleveland Cavaliers backed NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program and also said Thompson would be kept away from basketball. On the other hand Thompson was supported by the organization during his suspension.

Thompson’s Career and Current Season

At 32 Tristan Thompson, from Canada has an impressive­ 13-year run in the NBA. The Cle­veland Cavaliers first picked him in 2011. He­ was key to their historical 2016 NBA crown. Other te­ams like the Boston Celtics, Sacrame­nto Kings, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and LA Lakers, have also counte­d on him. In 2023 he looped back to the Cavalie­rs.

This season he’s helping the­ Cavaliers big time with an average­ of 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes each game­. Even with Darius Garland and Evan Mobley sideline­d the team’s bee­n doing great recently. The­y have eight straight victories and the­y’re now ranking fourth in the Eastern Confe­rence.

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