In the NBA, the number of in-depth statistics has become its own topic of debate with several past players ripping the way the game is now looked at, none more so than Charles Barkley. James Harden is one of the best players in the league and has helped the Houston Rockets to a record to start the season. After leading the league in scoring last season with an average of The offensive onslaught is remarkable, but one fan took an even deeper look with one truly unique twist at the root of his analysis. Reddit user Ryan Sullivan shone a light on just how Harden performs on the road and how his impact differs depending on which city he is in and the quality of that cities strip clubs. Yes, you read that correctly. The incredible detective work quickly blew up on social media with fans left in absolute amazement at the work put in. So how does one decide to dig into the numbers and comparing them against cities strip clubs? Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are flying. Bad news for the Rockets is that three of the top five cities with the highest rated strip clubs are located in the Western Conference and two teams reside in one city.
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A very hard-working redditor may have just discovered whyJames Hardens game sometimes suffers in certain cities. Thanks to the shockingly thorough research done by Reddit user AngryCentrist, we may have discovered why Hardens performance varies so much from city to city. According to their research, Hardens performance is directly correlated to the quality of strip clubs in the host city. Harden, of the Houston Rockets, reportedly has an affinity for strip clubs. According to the redditors post , his enjoyment of them is well-known among fans.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sign up for The Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories. A Reddit user found a somewhat accurate way to predict what kind of game James Harden's going to have and it has nothing to do with which refs call travelling. User AngryCentrist found that Harden had a significant decline in performance in cities with a reputation for having top-tier strip clubs. By cross-referencing 4 seasons worth of data with the average review of the strip clubs that appeared when they typed in "[City] Strip Clubs," AngryCentrist found that Harden had more off-nights in cities where he was likely to have a late night the day before. The stats also bore out that Harden's best performance came in the city with the lowest-rated strip clubs Toronto and his worst performance came in the city with the highest-rated strip clubs Miami. As Complex unearthed back in , James Harden's love of exotic dancing has led to him being honored with a banner in a specific Houston strip club.
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