Why Statistical Analysis Makes Sports Fans Unhappy

Imagine you and your friend sat down to discuss a simple basketball question: Who is better—Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James? Basketball fans could spend hours debating a question like this. But let’s say you invited me to come along for the discussion. At first, this might seem like a good idea. My co-authors and I

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Max Money, Max Problems

When the Miami Heat signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh as free agents in 2010, it was a pretty big deal in basketball circles. People thought some wholesale change toward “superteams” would have to occur, and critics saw it as the death knell of “parity” in the NBA (a league in which two franchises, the

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