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“He’s on Fire!” – Is there such a thing as ‘the hot hand’?

The hot hand is described as “a belief that the performance of a player during  a particular period is significantly better than expected on the basis of the player’s overall record”.¹  In other words, if a player hits a couple of shots in a row, people tend to think that he’ll make his next shot too.  But in actual fact, it seems as though there’s no such thing as the hot hand.

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