A discontinuous VO2max test taking place at the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory (Photo: SMU)
Three-axis force treadmill and three-dimensional video imaging system at the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory (Photo: SMU)
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is funding a biomechanics study of flopping on the basketball court (Photo: Pavel Shchegolev / Shutterstock.com)
Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur and outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, has awarded Southern Methodist University (SMU) Associate Professor Peter G. Weyand a grant of over US$100,000 to carry out an 18-month biomechanics study of flopping on the basketball court. The study is aimed at determining if video or other records of the on court action can be used to distinguish between a player going down as a result of a collision or whether they are taking a dive.
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