James Harden is offensive machine that can rarely be stopped, whether defenders are playing him straight-up, or playing him from the side. He’s going to get his points.
But, he does tend to have off nights which made a reddit user look into his road performances and actually find a correlation between his bad play and the quality of strip clubs in that city.
Via Reddit user u/AngryCentrist:
“Everyone knows James Harden has a particular affinity for the Canadian ballet, aka strip clubs. After the Rocket’s dismal performance in Miami last week, and the city’s reputation for high quality tit-shacks, I became increasingly curious to see just how much James Harden’s vice affects his game. So here we are, I spent the better part of the work week on this, hope y’all enjoy!
Hypothesis: James Harden’s box score declines in cities with high quality strip clubs
Test: Analyze James Harden’s performance in every NBA city and correlate with those cities’ reputation for stip clubs to see if there is any discernible relationship.”
Basically, his conclusion came down to Harden playing terribly in Miami, which has some of the best strip clubs, to where he plays the best in Toronto, which has some of the worst.
“I have proven, to a statistically significant degree, that James Harden’s game performance declines in cities with higher rated strip clubs.
Correlation Coefficient – r – (between avg strip club rating and total # of sub-par games) = .4575
Given the nature of the subject matter, this would be considered a moderate-to-strong correlation.
Coefficient of Determination – r2 – (between avg strip club rating and total # of sub-par games) = .21
This means that James Harden’s box score is 20% predictable based on the quality of a city’s strip clubs
Other interesting facts:
Harden’s best performance comes in city with the worst strip clubs – Toronto
Harden’s worst performance comes in city with the best strip clubs – Miami
Salt Lake city has the 3rd-ranked strip clubs of all NBA cities lol”
Give this reddit user a freaking medal.
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