While playing with the Lakers in 2002, Samake was suspended five games after testing positive for Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Samake said that he had accidentally ingested the substance while taking a dietary supplement.. Sporting News. November 12, 2002. Retrieved on June 15, 2009. He was only the third NBA player suspended for steroids, following Don MacLean and Matt Geiger.Liz Robbins. "". New York Times. November 17, 2006. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.