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Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin, a Star Point Guard on the Right Team & the Right Role

Posted on 16 May, 2016, by in NBA

We take a break from surveying the options Jeremy Lin has around the NBA if he chooses to leave the Charlotte Hornets, and focus on something that has a bit more numbers in it, trying to prove that not playing LIn at point guard just doesn’t make any sense. More

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2015 Rugby World Cup – Most Important Numbers

Posted on 1 Nov, 2015, by in Rugby

The 2015 Rugby Union World Cup is over with New Zealand, the All Blacks, winning the title for a record three time, giving us a chance to glance over some of the numbers that signify this tournament more than anything else. More

LeBron James after scoring 38 points against the Chicago Bulls in the conference semifinals

NBA Playoffs – LeBron James is Almost Perfect in Conference Finals

Posted on 20 May, 2015, by in Featured, NBA

Whether you measure it by wins per appearance or by diving deeper into the analytics of it all, LeBron James has been fantastic over the years in conference finals series, coming out with his hand on top in all but one occasion. More

Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 to clinch their 23 league title

FC Barcelona – La Liga Championship in Numbers

Posted on 18 May, 2015, by in Featured, Soccer

Part of every championship run is looking into some of the numbers that defined the season. It’s the same for Barcelona, getting yet another vintage Lionel Messi goal to secure yet another La Liga title in the club’s golden age, which has been going on for quite some time. More

El Clasico

El Clasico – Must Know Numbers About Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Posted on 24 Oct, 2014, by in Soccer

One of the highlights of every football season, regardless of how both clubs are doing. When Barcelona and Real Madrid clash, it always means something and world stands still. Bigger than just Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, some of the numbers in this rivalry help explain what’s so great about it and what is at stake. More

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Manchester United vs Manchester City – Derby Numbers You Need to Know About

Posted on 25 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s interesting to see Manchester City entering the Manchester derby with the team that has more at stake, meaning the Premier League title, than Manchester United, who find themselves in a weird position of fighting to even play in Europe next season. The numbers suggest this has been a United fixture for many years, but times are changing. More

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Clasico Numbers You Need to Know About

Posted on 23 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

History, tradition, hatred. El Clasico in Spain between Real Madrid and Barcelona is bigger than life, and bigger than even the two greatest football stars in the world: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but using numbers and statistics can help understand a little bit more about the biggest club match in the world, not just the Spanish La Liga. More

LeBron James on the bench

The Embarrassing Numbers by the Miami Heat & LeBron James in Their Game 3 Loss

Posted on 12 Jun, 2013, by in NBA

The Miami Heat losing by 36 points becomes one of the more lopsided losses in NBA finals history. How bad? Only twice has game ended in a wider margin: In 1998, when the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz by 42 points, and in 2008, when the Celtics beat the Lakers by 39 points. More

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid – A Rivalry by Numbers

Posted on 5 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

All great rivalries, and few are as great as the Spanish Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, about to be played for the 165th time since the rivalry began in 1929, are a lot about the numbers, that tell stories dominant periods, streaks and great players in the long and rich history between the teams, going well beyond the modern Lionel Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo debate. More

On LeBron James and NBA Clutch Shooting This Season

Posted on 27 Feb, 2012, by in Featured

LeBron James gave up on the final shot in the All-Star game, but his clutch shooting numbers haven’t been exactly stellar this season, so maybe he knew what he was doing. Shooting without anyone to restrain you, a-la Kobe Bryant, doesn’t always help your team, while having a Durant-Westbrook combo to share the load seems like the best idea. More