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Anthony Bennett and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Rookie of the Year Campaign

Feb 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett (15) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Cavaliers defeated the Sixers 114-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It was a conspiracy theorist’s dream. In an effort to prevent Cleveland fans from abandoning the NBA entirely and in a move to apologize to the Cavaliers for the way LeBron James left for greener pastures and bluer waters in Miami, the Cavs managed to land the number one overall pick for the second time in three years. The situation could not have broken more perfectly. Continue Reading

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The Sampling Period

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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. Continue Reading