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  1. Facebook users like the NBA. A lot.

    Mar 6, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    NBA Facebook

    The NBA gets it. Twitter, Facebook, not ripping down videos off of YouTube. The NBA has embraced both the Web and social media. And that has put them light years ahead of the other major sports leagues in this arena. That was highlighted at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (and reported at TrueHoop, who killed…

  2. To win big, does a team need to lose big first?

    Mar 5, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets, Game 2

    It’s tough spot to be — right in the middle of the NBA pack. If you are the Indiana Pacers right now, or the Memphis Grizzlies, or a host of other teams, you are in a difficult spot. You’re good, probably good enough to make the playoffs but not really be a top three seed.…

  3. Can being too good, too young end up holding a player back?

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Right now, as you read this (well, so long as you read it Saturday afternoon), some of the brightest minds in the NBA are on the campus of MIT. And some bloggers are there, too (including our own Rob Mahoney). It’s the annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, discussing the latest in advanced metrics — that…

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