LeBron James’ return is bigger for Cleveland than it is for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Lebron's return is bigger than basketball. Much, much bigger than basketball.

How the Spurs beat the Heat: the principle of financial arbitrage

Why did the Spurs win big last night on the backs of two journeymen guards? The financial concept of arbitrage are the answer.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 12, 2013

Kevin Ware’s injury is horrible—but men’s basketball is among the safer college sports.

Injuries in NCAA's men basketball happen at a third of the rate of college football—and half the rate of the NBA.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Apr 1, 2013

The NCAA Tournament is a reminder that the economics of college sports is bonkers.

Why should universities also run America's premier minor league sports leagues? Because of the strange economics of higher education.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 21, 2013

I am not nearly as good at basketball as this 2-year-old

Kind of a sobering realization. But I bet he's a crummy blogger.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 5, 2013