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The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]

The Ultimate Analysis of NBA Salaries [1991-2019]

Summary We spent 3 months conducting the largest research on salaries in the NBA league. The database contains 12,211 NBA players’ salaries dating from 1990-91 to the 2018-19 season, with a total of 2,244 different players playing in the NBA over this time. The research spreads over 6 different CBA agreements, with the last one (2017) still ongoing. Key takeaways: The average salary in the NBA has increased more than 7x since the 1990-91 season. Median salary has s[…]


150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide

150 Basketball Movies - the Ultimate Guide

"Basketball is like poetry in motion; cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?" " - Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game (1998) As a truly global sport, basketball has spread its influence way above the sports sphere. The game has become a part of the music culture, fashion, and cinema, among others. We collected every single basketball movie in one place. If you are a fan of[…]


323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

Are expensive workout shoes worth it? This study analyzed 323,776 reviews of 336 workout shoes from 20 different brands. The analysis focused on the pricing, rating, and savings for shoes across the entire category as well as individual brands. The data makes it clear that expensive workout shoes are not better than more affordable ones and are not needed to enjoy the benefits of working out. In fact, the inexpensive workout shoes are overall rated better than the more e[…]


Kids Running - Best Kids & Family Friendly Races across the US

Kids Running - Best Kids & Family Friendly Races across the US

The number of obese children may rise to 70 million by 2025. That’s more than double the 32 million figure recorded in 1990. It’s not just about weight. Obesity is linked to major health problems like diabetes, heart and joint problems, disability, and even some cancers. The World Health Organization recommends at least 60 minutes or more of physical activity for school going kids but only 21% of 6 to 19 years old get to the bare minimum mark. Rather, a Kaise[…]


21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis

21st Century NBA Team Values Analysis

In 2001, the NBA generated $2.5 billion in revenue from its teams. Ten years later it was $4 billion, and in 2018, the revenue grew to $8 billion. NBA teams are earning more and more money for their owners, so it's not surprising that the value of NBA teams also rises each year. This article will focus on changes in NBA teams' market values in the 21st century, and how/if the on-court performance affects the value of the team. Summary On average, an NBA franchise in 2019[…]


CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

With the 2020 CrossFit Open kicking off on October 10th, RunRepeat conducted a survey among journalists and CrossFit experts around the world. The survey consisted of 14 questions regarding their predictions for the top male competitors, top female competitors, and National Champions from their countries. Here are their predictions. Who will win the CrossFit Open - Female Competitors To little surprise, the experts predict that three-time CrossFit Games winner, Tia-Clari[…]


The Political Divide: Dems and Reps Can't Even Agree on Shoes

The Political Divide: Dems and Reps Can't Even Agree on Shoes

The political divide is seemingly greater than ever. Although we are all citizens of the same country, there are clearly differences in the people that fall on both sides of the aisle. Which begs the question: how does one’s political affiliation impact their online shoe shopping behavior? To answer that question, we enlisted the help of customers at RunRepeat. We conducted a survey where customers were asked to self-identify their political affiliation. We gathere[…]


FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized

FIBA WC 2019 Quarterfinals - Visualized

We decided to dive into statistics and create visual head-to-head comparisons of the World Cup quarterfinalists. Radar charts are created for easier H2H comparison of the opposing teams through offensive and defensive metrics. 1 Argentina - Serbia Argentina is still undefeated in the WC, while Serbia suffered its first loss (Spain). However, looking at the numbers, Serbia is a clear favorite in this game. Let's look at the charts: ***All Units on the Charts are presented[…]


FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup

FIBA World Cup 2019 - Journalist Roundup

We conducted a 7-day survey among journalists from 32 countries participating in the basketball World Cup. The journalists gave us answers to 12 questions regarding team and individual performances on the tournament. Here are their predictions: 1 Team performance 1.1 Medal winners Only 5 teams are projected to compete for one of the medals, according to journalists. Despite major problems with star player withdrawals, the USA is still a clear favorite to win it all (53.8[…]


How Much is Climate Change Slowing Down Runners

How Much is Climate Change Slowing Down Runners

We’ve analyzed 19.6 million marathon results from over 30,000 marathons. In our new study, we concluded that the world is getting slower. In this article, we look at how the slow down is affected by increasing temperatures and the weather in general. What our analysis shows is that: The average runner adds 1 minute 25 seconds to his/her marathon finish time for every additional degree F The average runner adds 6 seconds a year due to the general temperature trend.[…]