WS More or Less: James Comey - Basketball Superstar?
Does being very tall improve your chances of becoming a professional basketball player?
Former FBI Director James Comey is very, very tall – over two metres tall, or 6’8” - and many media outlets commented on his height during his recent run-in with President Trump.
But to what extent does being very tall improve your chances of becoming a professional basketball player?
In this week’s programme Tim Harford looks at the likelihood that James Comey – or any very tall person - might make it as a pro in the NBA. He speaks to data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz who has crunched the numbers on height and class to find out who is more likely to make it as a pro baller.
Presenter: Tim Harford
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith
(Picture: Former FBI Director James Comey, Credit: Shutterstock)