Tuesday, March 3, 2009

They Might Be Free, but They're Not Easy

The NY Times ran this incredibly fascinating article about the free throw. That's right -- the entire article is about player performance at the charity stripe. The bottom line? On average, success at the free throw line has not improved in 50 years. Neither endless practices nor Air Jordans have helped. In the words of Larry Wright, assistant professor at Columbia (Statistics), this phenomenon is "mind-boggling." Indeed it is. Perhaps Shaq can find some comfort in this.

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