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  1. Kirk Goldsberry



    Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor, a cartographer, and a contributor to Grantland.

  2. The United States of Soccer: Where Did Americans Watch the USMNT?...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Millions of Americans gathered in front of televisions across the country yesterday to watch the United States men's national team lose to Belgium. Overall, in the 56 markets metered digitally by Nielsen, the match drew an impressive 9.6 ra...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Crime and Punishment: Should the Penalty Kick Spot Be Moved Back?...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday in Fortaleza, a penalty in the box decided another World Cup match. For the second time in less than a week, a whistle helped determine the fate of an entire nation's footballing dreams. Last Tuesday, it was the Ivory Coast. Sunda...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
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  5. NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Second Tier of First-R...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at the scoring tendencies of the top tier of tonight's draft class. Today, let's take a look at the second tier of scorers in this unusually deep group. Unfortunately, since data is available only for those who...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  6. The NBA Draft Illustrated: Shot Charts for the Lottery Picks

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Tomorrow's NBA draft is supposedly one of the deepest in history. Only time will tell, but thanks to shooting data collected by the nice folks at ESPN Stats & Info, we can preview the scoring tendencies of many of the top prospects. Let...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  7. The 2014 NBA Finals, Illustrated

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals featured the two best shooting offenses in the NBA. Miami and San Antonio ranked no. 1 and 2 in effective field goal percentage during the regular season. But during the Finals, the Spurs hit another gear, while...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  8. Group of Fairness: How the World Cup Would Look With Straight See...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The way FIFA structures the most important sports tournament on the planet makes no sense. Its chosen method elevates randomness over fairness, and in some ways the randomness associated with grouping is the most influential determinant of who wins a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. NBA Finals Shootaround: Total Basketball

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. netw3rk:...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Changing of the Guard: Dwyane Wade’s Switch From Batman to ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The enduring image of the 2006 NBA Finals is Dwyane Wade careening his way through the paint, to the free throw line, and past the Dallas Mavericks on the way to his first championship. He scored 35 points per game in Miami's six-game trium...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. NBA Finals Shootaround: You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm A...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. (GIFs and...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  12. Map of the Stars

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals features the two most efficient shooting offenses in the league. However, these two teams achieve these efficiencies using vastly different approaches. The Heat use a "pace and space"-style offense, l...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  13. The Foreign Legion in San Antonio

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It took a throwback performance from Tim Duncan in overtime to thwart the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, locking up the Western Conference for the Spurs. That extra frame evoked a bygone era, when the Big Fundamental banged and banked his t...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. Westbrook Illustrated: How Russ Has Transformed Into a Shooting S...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Everybody I know who loves basketball loves Russell Westbrook, but for many of us it's complicated. We all loved him Tuesday night, but his career hasn't been all Tuesday nights - the same things that make him so wonderf...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. Crying Foul: Understanding the Pacers’ Game 4 Free Throw Pr...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Ask any basketball coach at any level, and they'll likely tell you the same thing: The best place to score is at the free throw line. This is particularly true in the NBA, and almost any time a player is given foul shot attempts, t...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  16. Best Supporting Actor

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Monday night in Miami, Chris Bosh scored the first eight points of Game 4 to spark the Heat past the Pacers. After Bosh's hot start, Miami never looked back, holding the lead for the entire game, and the team is now just one victor...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  17. Hammer Time: A Breakdown of San Antonio’s Killer Offensive ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    There are no superheroes, but last night Danny Green sure looked like one. He made seven of his 10 shots from beyond the arc. But Green's success is not just individual in nature; more often than not, his long-distance looks are merely punc...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  18. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Who Are You, and What Have You Done With ...

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp, Danny Chau, Chris Ryan and Kirk Goldsberry

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Ever since their stirring challenge to the eventual-champion Miami Heat fell short in Game 7 on the shores of South Beach last season, the Indiana Pacers have been foc...

    Blog | May 19, 2014