Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Most Fascinating Article About Basketball I've Ever Read

Here it is, from the The New York Times Magazine. It explains why Shane Battier is an incredibly valuable player even though his statistics suggest that he isn't. (The article is by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, the esteemed book about the genius of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane.)

And here's another article, this one from Talking Point Free Sports, that makes a compelling case that the above article isn't nearly as good as everyone says it is.


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