Reddit User Proves James Harden’s Poor Performance On The Road Is Correlated With The Quality Of Strip Clubs In That City

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NBA fans have proven over and over again that they have way too much time on their hands but sometimes that insane dedication to the league has provided some quality analysis.

Today, Reddit user u/AngryCentrist released a deep dive on r/NBA proving that there is a correlation between James Harden’s poor performance on the road and the quality of strip clubs in that city.

Via r/NBA

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.

The AngryCentrist delivered an insane amount of detail and backed up his work with math.



In the end, TheAngryCentrist concluded that Harden performs terribly when he’s in Miami, the city with the best strip clubs and performs the best when he’s in Toronto, the city with the worst strip clubs.

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

This guy deserves a fucking Pulitzer prize for his journalistic approach to the NBA.

Update: Reddit user has a Twitter account.

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