Lillard was unhappy with the league testing his blood after the game.
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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] Blazers star Damian Lillard scored a career-high 71 points in yesterday's game against the Rockets, tying Cavaliers Mitchell (Donovan Mitchell) for a single game this season The record, but the league took a blood drug test on Lillard immediately after the game. In this regard, he revealed his current mood and wanted to say: "Are you serious?"
"Honestly, I was like, 'Are you serious?'" Lillard told reporters.
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Lillard said that this is the first time in his NBA career that he was tested after the game. He revealed that he is a person who is afraid of needles. Although he has many tattoos, drawing blood and tattoos are two different things. It really hit rock bottom," Lillard said.
In the labor agreement signed by the NBA and the players union, there are expressly listed the inspection methods and items, which stipulates that the league can conduct random blood tests on players after games and non-game training. There are doubts. In the past, there have been many cases of random drug testing after players performed well. Mitchell, who scored 71 points this season, was also required to have a urine test the day after the game.