NBA player Kevin Durant has never been shy about sharing his love of weed.
But according to AS.com, the 32-year-old Brooklyn Nets forward has been forced to abstain from partaking in one of his favourite puff-puff-passtimes in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, where he will be a member of the U.S. team.
To play, Durant will need to avoid the fate of fellow cannabis-consuming athletes such as Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebegliati, American swimmer Michael Phelps and, most recently, U.S. sprinting prodigy Sha’Carri Richardson, all of whom suffered serious consequences after testing positive for THC, the intoxicating compound in the cannabis plant.
While the NBA stopped testing players for cannabis and the drug was recently legalized in Durant’s current home state of New York, World Anti-Doping Agency rules still apply for athletes competing in the Olympics. There will definitely be no toking in Tokyo for this year’s competitors.
While no sort of timeline has been released or reported, Durant has likely had to abstain for a while. While…