If you don’t know by now, let me be the first to tell you — NBA players smoke weed. Just last month, former NBA player and current cannabis entrepreneur Al Harrington said, “some of the best players on my teams were self-medicating all the time,” which taught him you could consume marijuana and remain productive.
Nick Young, the man of many internet memes, was recently asked by a radio host who in the NBA has the best blunt rolling skills in the league. While Young may have seen the last of his playing days, he certainly is still connected within the NBA. Which explains why Young didn’t want to snitch on any current players, as the NBA’s substance abuse policy currently prohibits the use of marijuana.
So instead Damon Bruce of 95.7 The Game’s “The Damon Bruce Show” amended his question. Which former player is the best blunt roller in the NBA, he instead asked.
“Probably Steve Kerr,” Young responded, while letting out a mischievous laugh.
Swaggy P admits Steve Kerr has rolls the best blunt in the NBA. 🤣👀
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) July 11, 2019
This is a clever response because a) the league will never reprimand Kerr for this and b) Kerr is on the record of trying medical marijuana previously. The Golden State Warriors coach used cannabis following back pain after two surgeries.
“I’m not a pot person. It doesn’t agree with me. I tried it a few times, and it did not agree with me at all. So I’m not the expert on this stuff. But I do know this: If you’re an NFL player, in particular, and you got lot of pain, I don’t think there’s any question that pot is better for your body than Vicodin,” Kerr said back in 2016. “And yet, athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it’s Vitamin C, like it’s no big deal. And there’s like this perception in our country that over-the-counter drugs are fine but pot is bad. Now, I think that’s changing.”
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently revealed the league has explored players using cannabis as an alternative pain management tool, though he admits it’s a “complicated issue.”
“When we change our policy we have to be really careful because we’re clearly sending a message to young people,” Silver said. “Just like with alcohol, you have to teach young people how to use a substance appropriately and responsibly so it doesn’t overwhelm your life. It’s a complicated issue.”