We’re back with more basketball things for you to read. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
With the growth of the AAU circuit and national exposure for younger players growing by the year, players are playing more and more games and minutes. Bodies break down over the years, but also from the constant pounding they take. One way to limit that, would be to shorten the NBA game to 40 minutes. Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe offers the pros and cons of this scenario and why the NBA should seriously consider it.
A relatively recent study (which Lynch cites) showed that we learn better from doing something correctly than from our mistakes. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Andrew Lynch wrote a cool piece that applies this idea to the NBA, and specifically “heat checks.” It’s a bit, philosophy, a bit science and a bit NBA and definitely worth a read.
Over at SB Nation’s Mavs Moneyball, Andrew Tobolowsky brings us a very nice piece about his experience with blogging. He shares some of the highs and lows he’s had with writing and also offers some advice (that applies to both blogging and life) about valuing yourself and what you do.
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