Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Going into his highly-anticipated matchup in Madison Square Garden tonight, we are a matter of games away from Kareem Abdul-Jabaar losing the record he has held since 1989, as LeBron James stands just 117 points away from the all-time record. And despite playing at such a high usage percentage in his age-38 season, he continues to play at a top-tier level, especially as the record becomes closer. In his last 13 games, James is averaging 35.2 points per game on 52% shooting, 34% from behind the arc. Even without this recent stretch, James has been on pace to surpass Kareem’s record with 150 fewer games played. But, how much of his scoring came due to the era of the league James played in? If you inflate his stats compared to the league averages over Kareem’s career (including the loss of the three-point line for half of James’ career), James would hypothetically have averaged 27.6 points per game over his … [Read more...] about With LeBron James Approaching Another Record, Here Is A Deeper Look Into Becoming The All-Time Scoring King
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The NBA, like all sports leagues, can fall victim to a copycat mentality. Someone will pioneer something, and then from there, something that never happened in the previous fifty years will become somewhat regular. In this regard, there has been a new trend developing in NBA roster construction over the last few years in which, in a bid to bypass what is known colloquially as the Ted Stepien Rule, teams trading for star players offer multiple future first-round draft picks in eligible seasons, and offer unconditional pick swaps in the gap years. The Stepien rules states that NBA teams are prohibited from leaving themselves without first-round draft picks in future consecutive years, and is named for the former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ted Stepien, whose short chaotic tenure involved mortgaging the future for the immediate. This proved especially costly when a February 1980 trade of injured reserve forward Butch … [Read more...] about Does Trading All Your First-Round Picks Ever Actually Work?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you’re like most people, you’ve been affected by stress-related sleep problems at some point or another, lying awake at night filled with anxiety about your career and the future. You may feel exhausted during the day but wired at night, desperate to shut off your racing mind so you can finally rest. It may be hard to believe, but your brain wants (and knows how) to sleep well. You simply need to reset your relationship with sleep, so that instead of it feeling like a battle or a chore, it becomes the easy and enjoyable experience it should be. That’s where Dr. Jade Wu comes in. As a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, she’s on a mission to help the 25 million Americans who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep find rest at last. In her new book, Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications, she offers insights based in the latest sleep science, providing a … [Read more...] about How To Turn Your Brain Off At Night, According To A Sleep Psychologist
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sixty games through their season, the Cleveland Cavaliers still rank fourth in the Eastern Conference . At 36-24, they are currently seeded ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. If you say you had seen this coming, I would not believe you. This resurgence comes in the wake of three down years after the second departure of LeBron James. In the time hence, they had cobbled together lowly seasons with 19-63, 19-46, and 22-50 win-loss records. The win percentage in that span had crept up only incrementally, from .232 to .306. They were going nowhere, slowly. In fairness, there had been one or two bright spots along the way. Collin Sexton weathered a slow start to become a 20 points per game scorer last season, and at the 2021 trade deadline, the Cavaliers were virtually gifted Jarrett Allen for the cost of a 2022 first-round pick, one which will now fall well outside the lottery places. But even … [Read more...] about Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley Is Now A Lock For NBA Rookie Of The Year