Full-Court Press

This summer two of my favorite writers, Bill Simmons (a sports writer) and Malcolm Gladwell (author of Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers), came together on ESPN.com to do an email exchange (see it here) covering a variety of topics. One subject they discussed was an article Gladwell wrote for The New Yorker (see it here) on underdogs and how a basketball strategy known as the “full-court press” gives underdogs a ...

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