This is a no-brainer. If the NBA believes that Melo is using any kind of illegal drug, just test him. If the test is positive, then Melo is punished. If the test if negative, then leave him alone. As for as friends, more athletes are ripped off by scheming and conniving attorneys and financial advisors who may also smoke pot, than they are by their ghetto friends.
At the time of this incident, Melo was conducting a basketball camp for youth in Denver. Yet there are some who want to blast him for any reason, and accuse him of things without the facts to back it up.