"Automatically Recognizing On-Ball Screens" got a bad rap at Sloan, but its basic nature masked its importance.
Ed. Note: We're very pleased to have the opportunity to bring you a one-on-one interview with Chris Douglas-Roberts. Longtime friend of the site, Fred Katz, had a lengthy chat over the phone with CDR this week. We've broken it up into three parts; this is the first part.
"We’re all probably better at believing than seeing."
We're used to players going into video game mode. But when LeBron does it, he's not playing virtual basketball. He's all about Mortal Kombat.
There comes a time in every person’s life where multiple paths are laid out and must be narrowed to one. For some, the traditional path is the one most obviously trodden; others may find themselves, as Robert Frost once did, on a road not taken.
In the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panel “10,000 Hours vs. The Sports Gene,” authors Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein debated myriad ways in which an athlete transitions from who they can be to the athlete they were meant to be.
Have you been dying to ask Matt Bonner a question? Well now is your chance! Send in a question to the Matt Bonner Mailbag.
We've seen players from the 1996 come and go in this league, and while some have arguably had more successful careers, no one's persistence is quite as surprising as Derek Fisher's.
When Malcolm Gladwell sat down with Adam Silver, Silver made little effort to hide his status as a company man -- but one open to new ideas.
What if sports had the power to fix anything, even our broken education system?
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was just the latest skirmish in the extended battle between curiosity and creativity.