Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NBA Players Perform Worse After Late-Night Twitter Use, Study Finds

By Study Finds, June 05, 2017

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Twitter has long been a popular soapbox for professional athletes to speak their minds or simply converse with fans, but could it damaging to their careers? A new study finds that late-night tweeting causes NBA players to perform worse on the court the next day.

Researchers at Stony Brook University examined 112 NBA players’ Twitter accounts from 2009 through 2016 and then analyzed their game-by-game statistics using Yahoo Sports. The authors specifically looked for tweets posted between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Statistics were only utilized for the study when a game occurred within the time zone that corresponds to where the player lives.
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