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Over the first few years of being there Vivek very much gave off the air of the nerd who wanted to run with the cool kids, and he ran the Kings accordingly.

I think he’s finally noticed that not only are cells of data-analysts powering all NBA front-offices, but young players themselves are now wearing bow-ties. In public. Out of choice.

He’s finally realized that it’s okay to be a nerd in the NBA and the Kings are finally making smart choices.

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