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Talent Rules in Both the NBA and the World Economy

Talent Rules in Both the NBA and the World Economy



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Talent rules, but...

Talent rules, but...

For a long time, the 1980s and ’90s have been considered the NBA’s “golden years,” first with the Lakers-Celtics rivalry and then with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

  • Whatever its flaws, the NBA is one of the more functional institutions in American society.
  • Talent so plentiful that even the middling teams are full of strong players. The broader lessons for the world economy are very optimistic.
  • Viewed from the present, however, so many of those teams and players seem mediocre.


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MVPs come from outside the U.S.

MVPs come from outside the U.S.

In general, today’s NBA talent is better coached, assessed & receives better medical care, making it easier to recover from injuries.

  • The 3 top MVP candidates all come from outside the U.S. — Jokic is from Serbia, Embiid from Cameroon, and Antetokounmpo is from Greece and originally Nigerian.
  • all about seven feet tall, and they are all capable of hitting shots from three-point range.
  • That is a skill most tall stars did not have until recently, and it is a sign of better teaching and training.


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Global talent is more accessible than ever

Global talent is more accessible than ever

The NBA shows that it is possible, over time, to do a much better job of both finding and mobilizing talent.

  • most parts of the world are not as well-run as the NBA, so the process will be slower than it ought to be. But it is underway.
  • imagine business and science (and maybe politics?) all improving at the rate of professional basketball.
  • the process will be slower than it ought to be, but it is underway.


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