Sources: NBA to standardize physicals

Updated: February 27, 2006, 1:13 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Starting next season, the NBA will likely become the first major sports league to standardize its physical exams.

The proposed policy was created this past weekend in Houston, the site of the league's All-Star Game, where a panel of cardiologists spoke to team doctors. Sources told ESPN.com that, as a result of the cardiologists' recommendations, the league wants to mandate that the standard electrocardiograms (EKGs) be replaced with echocardiograms, which are being performed by very few ...

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