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Why NBA Players Hate Buzzer-Beaters

The last bits of the first three quarters of NBA games bring a lot of desperate shots. (Like the one above.) But many of them are released after the whistle. (Also like the one above.) Apparently players are self-conscious about their shooting percentages. On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Slate's Josh Levin castigates the percentage-protectors and proposes a handful of new ideas.


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