Everything in sports is more efficient now. The film breakdowns. The statistical measurements. The offseason training. The postgame medical care. The nutrition. The travel. And the ease with which players can find kind and warm buddies with whom to snuggle during road trips.
So says ESPN the Magazine in one of the most thought-provoking pieces of sports journalism I’ve seen in weeks, a brief but compelling argument positing that technological advances have allowed NBA players to more efficiently score on the road, so to speak. Like, not in the basket.