Time-based analysis of the NBA hot hand fallacy

12/05/2019 ∙ by Samuel Henry, et al. ∙ 0

The debate surrounding the hot hand in the NBA has been ongoing for many years. However, many of the previous works on this theme has focused on only the very next sequential shot attempt, often on very select players. This work looks in more detail the effect of a made or missed shot on the next series of shots over a two-year span, with time between shots shown to be a critical factor in the analysis. Also, multi-year streakiness is analyzed, and all indications are that players cannot really sustain their good (or bad) fortune from year to year.

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