How to Evaluate NBA “Sources” with 538’s Perry Bacon, Jr.; Schedule Analysis With Danny

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Veteran political reporter Perry Bacon, Jr. of applies his ample knowledge of how the reporting game is played to the NBA.  He and Nate discuss:

When to trust or question stories that cite unnamed sources.

Why sources leak stories to certain reporters.

How the importance of “newsbreaking” affects how stories are reported.

They also discuss Perry’s ideas for improving minority hiring in the NFL and how those could apply to the NBA.

Then Danny is back to discuss the early returns on coronavirus testing, the NBA’s schedule release, and other league news.

Perry’s articles referenced in the show:

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

A 5-Part Plan To Fix The NFL’s Coaching Diversity Problem

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Merchandise available at