Some Insight into the Miami Heat Win Streak:
Interestingly enough, there is a Scientific basis by which the Heat’s winning streak is, and always will be LESS IMPRESSIVE compared to the Lakers 33 games, or even the Rockets 22 games.
There is a distinct Biological basis by which the natural human circadian rhythm and the Heat’s natural geographic positioning make their games easier to win than the Lakers games.
And no, I am not just talking about how the East is generally perceived as the weaker conference or even hating on the Heat’s impressive winning streak, but rather I am speaking towards a study done in 1997 by Stanford University on Sports teams and the psycho-physiological basis of circadian rhythms and their affect on winning percentage of road games.
Teams who reside on the East coast win games at a clip of 44% on the road when travelling to a different time zone, as per this study. In contrast, a team from the western conference, specifically from the Pacific time zone, only win 36% of their games on the road in a different time zone. (Note, the percentage for facing teams in your own time zone is 46%.)
The study that found this collected data over 10 seasons, and complied it to see statistical trends in athlete and team performance. The term, coined by Dr. W. Christopher Winter, is called Circadian Advantage. Typically, an East coast team with a 3 hour time advantage over a west coast opponent is at a huge advantage when they play. This can be compounded with the Heat’s home court advantage (Especially against West Coast Teams) and seen as a geographic advantage. The Heat have played against a handful of tough Western Conference opponents during this winning streak, including teams like the Thunder, the Grizzlies, Lakers, Clippers, and Blazers where this could have played a role down the stretch.
Now, this may not seem like that big a deal, but there was even a rule change in the NBA due to this very problem. When the Lakers and Celtics would play finals games, teams and press would have to travel coast to coast over the often full 7 game series. Eventually, the finals was changed to a 2-3-2 style, to lessen the stress of travel and to diminish the distinct advantage the East coast team would have.
A similar 25 year retrospective study was done in the NFL, where West Coast teams were actually found to hold an advantage against East Coast teams during Monday Night football for similar reasons.
Now, the Heat have played amazing in their win streak, and I am not trying to diminish that. But this is just some food for thought.
Check out more about the Study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19953826
Earlier today, the team at 2K sports announced the cover athletes and the official cover for the new rendition of the annual basketball video game that so many basketball fans love to play. The new cover features the young trio of Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and Blake Griffin.
Although there was much hype behind the cover and there are quite a few fans who were in love with the new cover design, there was also a large contingent of individuals who wanted to see their 2012 NBA Champion Finals MVP, LeBron James on the cover or 5 time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant on the cover.
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Over here at Posterizes, we heard your requests and we created a special edition 2K13 cover featuring Ishaan Mishra’s LeBron James – “Total Domination” Wallpaper design. We also have a special Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James version from our designer Ryan Hurst.
Download the images and use it as your 2K13 covers, and make sure to come back and check out our other wallpapers and designs as we have our NBA Legends Week coming up!
The Miami Heat are your 2012 NBA Champions and here is the Posterizes.com official wallpaper collection to help you celebrate the Heat Championship in style. Click the links below the image to check out each wallpaper and make sure to tweet it out or like it if you enjoy the wallpaper! Every share counts! Enjoy.
LeBron James has officially been named the 2012 NBA MVP, garnering the honor of best regular season performer for the third time in just 4 years. This is LeBron’s first time winning the award as a member of the Miami Heat, and he did so this year averaging over 27 points 6 assists and 7 rebounds per game as he led the Heat to one of the best records in basketball. Here at Posterizes, we have put together two unique MVP wallpapers for “King” James and look forward to seeing what he does in the postseason.
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As the Brooklyn Nets make the move to their new arena, fans are clamoring over the new team logo. The black and white style is iconic of New York street wear, and yet the simplicity is something which hasn’t been seen in NBA logos. The new logo marks the beginning of a new era, and here at Posterizes, we have created the new Brooklyn Nets logo in wallpaper format! Fans of the new design can set it as their desktop or device wallpaper by clicking the link below. While you are at it, check out the new Nets promo!
Designed by Ishaan Mishra
On April 18th 2012 we had over 5,000 views on our site, we are pretty excited about this and we would like to give back to our fans across the globe by giving away one large poster of your choice from the artwork on our site printed and delivered to you.
*one winner will be selected at random on the 23rd of April 2012
This is the second of installment of “Superstar Series” on Posterizes this time featuring Boston Celtic Rajon Rondo. The lightning quick and feisty Point Guard from Boston has made a habit of being able to cut through defenses off the dribble and either finish or create for his team mates in green.