Just like in NBA Jam, players who make a couple of shots in a row catch on fire, right? Tom Haberstroh discusses the “hot hand” with Ben Cohen, author of the new book “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streak.” Cohen, who covers the NBA for The Wall Street Journal, uses players like Stephen Curry to explore whether there really is such a thing as being in the zone. Plus Cohen and Haberstroh, who will both speak at the 2020 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, preview the topics attendees will be buzzing about.
6:01 Stephen Curry as the embodiment of the “hot hand”
12:03 Red Auerbach's thoughts on the “hot hand”
21:07 Important lessons from Cohen’s book
30:19 Previewing the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
38:07 The hottest anyone has been on an NBA court
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