NBA Mysticism: Prophecies Fulfilled and Fortunes Told
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 4 de jan. de 2011 - 98 páginas
This is at least two books in one: 1.Prophecies Proved Prescient for the NBA -That the Boston Celtics would draft Al Jefferson at #15 in the 2004 draft (predicted a month ahead of time) -That the Boston Celtics would win the championship in 2008 (predicted four years early) -Who would be a star and who would be a bust today (predicted after the 2004 draft) 2.Telling the NBA's Fortune -How to eliminate the clock-stopping, foul-shooting boredom at the end of close games -How the NBA can increase its revenue and make its fans happier at the same time -How to make basketball timeless and monetize the league's growing archival footage -Why reintroducing barnstorming teams would contribute to the league's global growth -How to make the first three quarters of a game even more exciting And much more, including novel methods of statistical analysis inspired by financial derivatives valuation methods, the flaws and the strengths of the collective bargaining agreement, sports hedge funds, what Bill Russell and Kendrick Perkins have in common, and more. Maybe it is a way to experience the present from the perspective of the past. Or maybe it is the first step in viewing basketball as a religious experience. These articles originally appeared in 2004-2005 on hoopsworld.com.