Regarding the Rashard Lewis steroids issue

I’ve received several emails asking why we haven’t talked much about the Rashard Lewis situation since the initial news broke yesterday.

Well, here’s why: I – like many others – don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

He’s 10 years into his career, this is his first slip-up and it was for a drug that can be bought at your local GNC. The biggest news here is the Magic will be missing their all-star forward for ten games, and there will be some minor lineup tweaks because of it.

But by January this news will be long forgotten.

And while we’re on the topic, here’s what I think about baseball’s steroids fiasco, even if it’s nearly impossible to produce an original thought on the subject: I think it’s the most hypocritical, time-wasting sports story of that last decade.

Player A shoots up steroids and gains direct success and money because of it – Player B is supposed to take a moral stance by continuing to play on an unlevel playing field? Y

ou’re saying that if your cubicle mate could type TPS reports at double the rate by taking a random drug, and he earned a promotion because of it, you wouldn’t do the same? I have a hard time believing that.

It reminds me of when fans rag on players for leaving their current teams for a bigger contract. You’re telling me you wouldn’t do the same? You’re telling me you HAVEN’T done the same?

Philip Rossman-Reich

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Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily

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