Inside the six-figure project to solve the mystery of NBA flopping

Could a group of scientists help refs by figuring out when basketball stars were acting? Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to find out… Ken Clark did it for science. It was 2014, and Clark, then a doctoral student at Southern Methodist University, was part of a biomechanics group tasked by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with studying and perhaps fixing flopping, basketballs dark, daffy art of fooling referees into calling fouls that arent. Like all researchers, the SMU team needed data. Specifically, collision data. The underlying idea, Clark tells the Guardian, was what if we just imagine people like billiard balls and go from there? And thats how Clark, his colleagues, and some hardy student volunteers found themselves in …

‘The reality is we suck’: Warriors suffer second blowout loss in two games

The Oklahoma City Thunder recorded a 120-92 victory over a Golden State Warriors team facing up to a changed NBA landscape The Golden State Warriors still have a lot to figure out. Stephen Curry scored 23 points on Sunday, making seven of 18 shots while his teammates made just 23 of 74. Golden State were coming off a season-opening 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. At least that defeat was against Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

The Golden State Warriors star is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. That is the plan, for sure, Curry told ESPNs Rachel Nichols. You know, obviously knock on wood, you dont want any injuries or things like that to interfere. Team USA is coming off an Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Mary Ann Azevedo In February, we covered how digital sports media startup Overtime had raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding led by Spark Capital. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern was an early investor and advisor in the company (putting money in the company’s seed round). Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant invested as part of the company’s Series A in early 2018 via his busy investment vehicle, Thirty Five Ventures. And then, Carmelo Anthony invested (via his Melo7 Tech II fund) earlier this year. Other NBA-related investors include Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala and Victor Oladipo, and other non-NBA backers include Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft. I talked to Overtime’s CEO, 27-year-old Zack Weiner, about how the involvement of so many NBA players came about. I also wondered what they brought to the table beyond their cash. But …

Curry leads second-half blitz as Warriors move within one game of NBA finals

Draymond Greens triple-double and Steph Currys shooting helped the Golden State Warriors to a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, who are now one win away from a fifth straight trip to the NBA finals. Game 4 of the series is set for Monday. CJ McCollum had 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 18 points in the second quarter. Damian Lillard added 19 points, but Portland were …