Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Farid Azfar

Second Advisor

Robert Weinberg


This paper focuses on the modern NBA as a sports institution and entertainment business that has become increasingly entrenched in sports analytics as a means to understand and improve the game of basketball. It examines broader questions of race, spectacle and media in American history.

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