One of the more frustrating things to NBA fans is losing big leads. It happens all the time causing fans (and coaches) go nuts when they see their team "let up off the gas" or go in to "cruise mode" and fail to "stomp on their throats".
SB Nation's Lakers site, Silver Screen and Roll, has seen enough of this from their team that they did some in-depth analysis for the entire league. They charted "how many times each team in the league has led in a game by double digits" and then "how many times the same game ended up being within two points after a big lead has been established."
Here's a quick snapshot of what Silver Screen and Roll found, but for more you need to head on over and read the entire story.
The Lakers Aren't Special: Everybody Loses Big Leads - Silver Screen and Roll
There seems to be a loose (and obvious) correlation between being a really good team, and not losing big leads... Great teams don't lose big leads, and really bad teams lose big leads whenever they are lucky enough to acquire them.
Jeremy Lin held a fairly epic Q&A session yesterday. - Posting and Toasting
And then, at 12:15 this morning, Jeremy vomited, ending the Q&A. I guess the painkillers hadn't totally worn off.
There's a lot more there before the Lin puking, so check that out.
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