Kobe Injured Again
Did Kobe come back too soon? Amin Elhassan on the news Bryant will be out six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau.
These results push back against the stereotype of a basketball player driven by an intense desire to escape poverty. In “The Last Shot,” Darcy Frey quotes a college coach questioning whether a suburban player was “hungry enough” to compete against black kids from the ghetto. But the data suggest that on average any motivational edge in hungriness is far outweighed by the advantages of kids from higher socioeconomic classes.