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Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics: The Science of Assessing Performance, Predicting Future Outcomes, Interpreting Statistical Models, and Evaluating the Market Value of Athletes by Lorena Martin

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6. Slam Dunk Analytics

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

—MICHAEL JORDAN

Basketball as we know it today was developed by James Naismith of Spring-field, Massachusetts in 1891. According to reports, he was given fourteen days to come up with a game that could be played indoors as well as outdoors. Rumor has it he devised the original thirteen rules of the game within an hour.

Basketball was originally played using peach baskets. In 1906, the peach baskets were replaced by backboards with metal hoops. It is interesting to note that the original ball ...

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