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Monte Carlo simulation decides whether LeBron should take a 3 point shot


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This is a pretty cute little programming exercise, but at a scale that most people aren't going to reach for.

About 2 years ago, Salman Khan wrote this pretty cool Monte Carlo Simulation to find out if

 When down 3 points with 30 seconds left and possession of the ball is it better to take a "hard" 3 or go for an "easy" 2, foul hope for another possession ?

Cute. I like that he got LeBron to introduce the video.

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