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Is It Irrational For Carmelo Anthony To Take So Many Three Pointers?

A jab to the right, then Carmelo steps back behind the three-point line and launches a shot. It clanks off the back of the rim. How likely is he to be the next person on his team to attempt a … Continue reading

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Media Picking Up My Critique of Lebron James

Inquisitor.com just picked up my recent Forbes post on Lebron James, and ran with it (even though, of course, that is the wrong sports metaphor for me to use). Here is their story on my story: Forbes contributor Peter Ubel calls … Continue reading

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Is Lebron James Fattening His Wallet by Fattening Our Kids?

Lebron James makes over $19 million per year playing basketball for the Miami Heat. Not surprisingly, this salary is peanuts compared his endorsement earnings, which in 2012 topped $42 million. Although perhaps peanuts is the wrong word to use when … Continue reading

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What Bracketology Teaches Us About Banking

A dozen years ago, my wife filled out an NCAA bracket on a popular website.  Out of more than 1 million entries, she finished somewhere around 17th. Think about it: 17th out of a million.  Clearly I married up!  I … Continue reading

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Offensive Fouls and Defensive Medicine

LeBron James exploded past his defender and raced towards the lane. Serge Ibaka, the Thunder’s mountainous center, planted his feet and raised his hands straight up into the air. LeBron ducked his left shoulder and plowed right into Ibaka, who went crashing backwards into a nearby cameraman.

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