- “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: