Part One: Strip Clubs as a Performance-Enhancing Drug for Pro Athletes?
By The Editors
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What happens if you compare the quality of strip clubs in different cities to the performance of certain, pro athletes in those cities? In Atlanta Hawks’ Lou Williams’ case, there is a correlation between the two datasets that might affect how you bet on Lou’s next game.

Part One: Strip Clubs as a Performance-Enhancing Drug for Pro Athletes?
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Highlights


Of the cities in which Lou Willims performed worst, Miami, Boston, Portland and Dallas are among the best in terms of average, strip-club rating...

In the case of one athlete in the study, findings suggest better strip clubs lead to worse performance.

“Lamar Odom...actually performed better on average in cities with highest-rating strip clubs...over the four-year period he was w/Khloé Kardashian.”

Sports-betting website PickDawgz got curious about the impact of things like casinos, nightclubs and strip clubs on pro-athlete performance.

Is it possible that visits to venues such as strip clubs or similar could act like a performance-enhancing drug for some athletes—or would they have the opposite effect?

PickDawgz compared the quality of strip clubs to the playing performance of five professional athletes…

PickDawgz compared the quality of strip clubs in various cities to the on-field and on-court performance of five professional athletes—each player had a well-publicized history at various night spots—to see if the quality of strip clubs in each city might have had an impact on the athletes’ performance.

To supplement PickDawgz’s study, we offer our own, complimentary research here: how one man used his frequent strip-club visits to help him win the Nobel Prize in physics.

In the case of one athlete in the study (Atlanta Hawks’ Lou Williams), findings suggest better strip clubs actually lead to worse performance, at least on the court:

  • “Of the cities in which he performed worst, Miami, Boston, Portland and Dallas are among the best in terms of average, strip-club rating, which suggests outside distractions inhibited his on-court performance.”
  • “Williams’ best performances came in Charlotte, Detroit and San Francisco—he exceeded his average, performance numbers in every appearance across the three cities, over the three-year period. Those cities all rate among the lowest in the league for strip-club ratings.”
  • “In Atlanta, where he’s a regular at Magic City, he also performs poorly at 18 PPG, an FG% of 0.350 and a 3P% of 0.166.”

Most of the players in the study, on the other hand, performed better in cities with the highest-rated strip clubs:

Daniel Jones: “His worst performances tended to come in cities with the lowest-rated nightclubs, according to Google, which means he tended to perform slightly better in cities that offered better nightlife.” Who wouldn’t?

Lamar Odom: “The results show that Odom, who amassed over 12,000 points during his playing career, actually performed better on average in cities with highest-rating strip clubs—such as LA, New York, New Orleans and Detroit—over the four-year period he was with Khloé Kardashian.”

For more details on the performance of all the athletes in the study:

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