CLEVELAND — On Monday night, Donovan Mitchell scored a historic 71 points against the Chicago Bulls, and hours later the Cavaliers All-Star shared the following tweet:
Andddd just like that we are drug tested this morning 😂😂😂 https://t.co/LvlbcPDucP— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) January 3, 2023
Mitchell is referencing the performance-enhancing drug test issued to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon, the day after his jaw-dropping franchise-record performance.
According to ESPN, the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the Players Association stipulates that players are subject to four random tests for performance-enhancing drugs during the regular season and two during the offseason.
Mitchell scored the most points by an NBA player since Kobe Bryant's 81-point game against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, during an overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
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