Friday, April 10, 2009

APBR metrics board

I think these guys do valuable stats work but jeez....they are way to obsessed with numbers.  Basketball isn't a science with verifiable mathematics and elegant formulas.  Its a craft.  There is a huge difference, with Nassim Taleb discusses in his book Black Swan.  But they want  more and more numbers and quantifiable ways to discuss who is a "great passer" and who is an "elite passer" . 

It makes no sense to me.  They are obsessed with numbers and don't understand that its a craft to play and a craft to analyze.  Anecdotes and stories count just as much as numbers do.  

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