Akash Pradhan

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
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Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on…

Value Imbalance in the NFL
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Value Imbalance in the NFL

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally…

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