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The No-Stats All-Star - NYTimes.com
"For most of its history basketball has measured not so much what is important as what is easy to measure — points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots — and these measurements have warped perceptions of the game. ... There is a tension, peculiar to basketball, between the interests of the team and the interests of the individual. The game continually tempts the people who play it to do things that are not in the interest of the group. ... Battier ... the most abnormally unselfish basketball player ... who seems one step ahead of the analysts, helping the team in all sorts of subtle, hard-to-measure ways that appear to violate his own personal interests."
nba  basketball  sports  statistics  teamwork  michaellewis  shanebattier 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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