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Wharton Moneyball Podcast: NBA Analytics & Shane Battier of the Miami Heat

Ep. 137

Show from 2/13/19


In this episode of Wharton Moneyball all of our hosts are in the studio and kick off the show talking NBA trade, the 76ers vs Celtics game, and e-sports. Then they bring on Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight to talk basketball as well as Lindsey Vonn becoming the greatest American skier! Plus we have a special guest on the program, Shane Battier of the Miami Heat! He gets into the intersection of analytics and culture in the NBA. He also talks about his time as a player and an analyst working with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant! Last, but not least, our hosts reflect on their past 'Over/ Under' bets to see who came out on top and who needs to hit the numbers again. Tune in!


Guests:

Neil Paine - A longtime friend of the show as well as a Senior Writer and General Editor at FiveThirtyEight. He covers a wide range of sports, with a focus on sabermetrics and statistical analysis.

Follow him on Twitter @Neil_Paine 


Shane Battier - He is in his second season as Vice President of Basketball Development & Analytics with the Miami Heat. His responsibilities involve the development of analytics to evaluate all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players. He played three seasons with the HEAT and helped bring the franchise back-to-back NBA championships. In all, he played 13 seasons in the NBA as well as four seasons at Duke, where he was named National Player of the Year.

Follow him on Twitter @ShaneBattier

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