NBA requires more travel miles than MLB in single season
NBA players travel more miles in a single season than MLB players do, according to ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh.
Though the NBA plays 82 games in comparison to MLB’s 162-game regular season slate, the former averages 44,214 miles per team each year, while the latter’s average is 29,374.
NBA players often compete in back to back games throughout their respective campaigns, with 533 taking place throughout the league this season, according to Haberstroh.
The Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s best team at 48–4, will accumulate a league-high 54,000 miles this season, which is twice as many as the NFL’s most-traveled team, the San Francisco 49ers, who traversed 28,000 miles in 2015.
NBA players play 82 games in 169 days during the regular season.