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Moreyball: the NBA and Big Data

Back in 2003 when Michael Lewis penned his book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, not many sports fans understood data analytics. The work explored Billy Beane’s mission to turn leaner scouting practices into a stronger season for the Oakland Athletics MLB team. It was a landmark work that exposed how data could make a tangible difference for sports teams. Previously, fantasy leagues were as close as many sports fans came to stats. However, Lewis’ work, which was eventually turned into a 2011 film from Sony Pictures, helped launch an entire industry of sports analytics. Within a few…
Moreyball: the NBA and Big Data

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