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  1. NBA - The Spurs Effect 35-minute players becoming extinct

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at the increasing trend of NBA teams limiting players to 35 minutes a game, a trend started by the San Antonio Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  2. NBA - The case for sitting Kobe on fourth game in five days

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh takes an in-depth look at the sports science -- or lack thereof -- behind the NBA's grueling schedule. Should the Los Angeles Lakers rest Kobe in an effort to preserve their star?

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  3. What the NBA can learn from other sports

    Michael Regan

    Michael Regan is the head of sports science at Catapult, an Australian athletic tech company. Athletes can have all the desire, all the technical ability, all the intangibles, all the game metrics, but if they are physically incapable of performin...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Sports Science on Blake Griffin

    Arash Markazi

    Have you ever wondered how much downward force or what the angular velocity of a Blake Griffin dunk was? ESPN Sport Science breaks it all down....

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  5. Sports Science: Derrick Rose

    Nick Friedell

    Sport Science examines Derrick Rose's unique blend of speed and quickness....

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  6. Sports Science explains the triangle

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This is pretty cool....

    Blog | April 16, 2011
  7. Steve Ballmer of Los Angeles Clippers making significant gift to ...

    Harvard University has announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a Harvard graduate, is supporting a major initiative to significantly expand its computer science studies.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  8. Pace, turnover ratio among key stats to watch in finding fantasy ...

    John Cregan

    John Cregan discusses how the pace and turnover ratio stats can help unearth potential fantasy basketball gems.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  9. What to do about PEDs?

    Performance-enhancing drugs were a hot topic at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Here, Warriors assistant GM Kirk Lacob (who studied "science, technology and society") at Stanford suggests to Ethan Sherwood Strauss that the NBA should be op...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  10. Introducing the NBA Regular-Season Championship Belt

    Chris Ryan

    You see that flag, billowing in the darkness up there? That's the flag of champions. This isn't some crazy, premature, homerific Philly sports rant, people. We don't engage in that kind of propaganda. This is science. The Philadelphia 76ers are the c...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  11. Three NBA doping myths

    Henry Abbott

    Another day, another news story about human growth hormone, testosterone, steroids and the like. Worries about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) dog almost every sport. Science is advanced enough to offer potential advantages in everything from body...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  12. Lakers Predictions for 2012-13

    Brian Kamenetzky

    One major component of the sports media business is making predictions. To call it more an art than science is a major disservice to art. It's more about making the best possible educated guess before hoping enough time passes that nobody remembers w...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  13. ESPN All-Access Event in Chicago

    Nick Friedell

    Michele Steele takes us inside the ESPN The Magazine All-Access event in Chicago, which featured Sport Science, video games, former slugger Frank Thomas -- and even Brian Scalabrine. More interviews: Frank Thomas | Brian Scalabrine | Randy Brown |...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  14. Sport Science takes a look at gymnastics

    Playbook Visuals

    Venezuela and University of Denver gymnast Jessica Lopez -- surprise, surprise -- isn't huge. But when the Olympian completes a double twist, she generates the same amount of energy as NBA big man Dwight Howard. See how she does it in this edition of...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  15. Michael Wilbon remembers impact Lacy J. Banks had on his career

    Michael Wilbon

    Lacy J. Banks will be remembered by Michael Wilbon as the driving force of his career.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  16. Sport Science: Jeremy Lin

    John Brenkus and the ESPN Sport Science team look at the elements that help Jeremy Lin on the court: quickness, dribble penetration and a rapid release....

    Blog | February 16, 2012