590: Choosing Wrong

590: Choosing Wrong

Jun 24, 2016
Stories of people making the wrong choice, even though the right one is staring them squarely in the eye. Basketball players making a conscious decision to not do the thing that makes them better, pollsters refusing to see the truth of Donald Trump, and more.
  • Wilt Chamberlain - easily one of the best basketball players of all time - was a terrible free throw shooter. Except for one season when he changed technique and scored more free throws in one game than anyone ever has. Then, crazily, he gave up the technique. Malcolm Gladwell explains why we often make the wrong decisions, in full awareness that they're wrong. This story was adapted from Gladwell's new podcast Revisionist History, which is produced by Panoply. (28 minutes)Sports

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Wilt Chamberlain shoots an underhanded free throw. Image via Complex.

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