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Donovan Mitchell hit with random PED test, league said 71-point performance shouldn't have happened

Jan 5, 2023

Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point performance on Monday night didn’t come without a cost.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star was hit with a performance-enhancing drug test on Tuesday, he said on Twitter. The team confirmed the test to ESPN.

Now, tests are a normal occurrence for players through the league. They are usually hit with four random PED tests during the season, and then two more during the offseason. The key word there, though, is random.

While there’s no real way to prove otherwise, a test coming just hours after Mitchell’s historic performance certainly doesn’t feel random — which is likely why Mitchell found it so funny.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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