There have been rumors circulating that, "the King of the Court," LeBron James has tested positive for steroids, and that he has been suspend for 50 games by the league, for failing a drug test.
Many would like to believe that there is truth to this story, just because of the sheer domination that LeBron shows night in and night out against every opponent. I would dare say it is even on a different level than when Mike was doing it, back in the early 90's.
LeBron did not test positive for steroids, and he did not get suspended by the league. James should be back in the Cavaliers line-up tonight when the Cavaliers take on the Philadelphia 76ers. He had missed a weeks worth of action due to suffering an ankle injury. LeBron took the time to rest his ankle and exercise to get ready for the teams upcoming playoff run. The Cav's will likely be heading into the post-season with the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Orlando Magic are trailing the Cavaliers by 4.5 games, with 16 left to play.
There was a Lebron that tested positive for steroids, but it was Cleveland Indians minor league catcher, Steven Lebron. Steven Lebron was signed to a minor league contract by the Cleveland Indians this January. Since Steven failed a random drug test, Major League Baseball suspended the catcher for 50 games. The Indians have since voided Lebron's contract at no cost to the team.
I could see where people would get the two confused and merge this into a mega-story/scandal. First, you have the name LeBron, which is a highly recognizable name in the media. Second, you have the right city - Cleveland, and third, you have performance-enhancement drugs involved. This is a media field day. Thankfully, it wasn't LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and that it was a player with a lot less fame, such as a minor league baseball player. The last thing we need is another one of America's sport icons going down in a scandal or testing positive for drugs.
As for baseball, well they are still moving on past the "Steroid Era," and there is always going to be a player here or there, that feels they can get away with abusing performance enhancements.