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[This chapter provides a statistics-based perspective of how the MVP award should be awarded in the NBA. Specifically, this chapter empirically examines the variables which contribute to wins in the NBA regular season, then based on these findings, calculates which players should deserve the...
[One of the most unresolvable debates in the NBA revolves around the question of who the greatest player of all time is. Some argue Jordan, others Lebron, and others argue for Kareem or Bill Russell. This chapter analyzes the criteria to be the G.O.A.T. and makes arguments for who the real...
[This chapter discusses whether or not the super-team phenomenon is real. Some NBA fans argue that Kevin Durant going to the Golden State Warriors in 2016, or Lebron teaming up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosch was an easy “cop-out” by forming a super-team. However, does the super-team really...
[The All-NBA selection can have long-term financial impact on a player’s career; therefore, the selection should be fair. This chapter investigates how the All-NBA selections should be chosen with empirical analyses based on the criteria set by the league. Player level data was collected for the...
[This chapter analyzes the conditions under which “small ball” lineups are effective in the NBA. It does so by investigating the variables that made the Golden State Warriors’ “Hampton 5 lineup” so successful, all while contrasting the Houston Rockets’ shortcomings with the small ball lineup. A...
[This chapter focuses on what is known in the sports world as the “clutch gene.” Many analysts, fans, and journalists believe that some players have an ability to perform under pressure more than others, and this chapter statistically investigates this claim. A series of paired sample t tests...
[This chapter focuses on examining which offensive and defensive variables contribute to winning championships. In other words, in this chapter, the analyses seek to uncover which offensive and defensive factors contribute to winning finals games. To investigate this question, statistics were...
[This chapter discusses the implications of the results of the analyses conducted in Chaps. 1–7. The implications are for general managers, coaches, journalists, media members, and TV personalities covering the NBA.]
[This chapter provides guidance to future writers or scholars who may want to investigate debated topics in the NBA by providing five topics that may be of interest.]
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