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Old 01-30-2014, 03:48 AM   #1
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Default A new stat: "PER"

Friends of ISH!

As you all know, InsideHoops is the mecca for intelligent basketball discussion. I enjoy this venue because the posters here use advanced statistical models to look "beyond the boxscore". Indeed, there is so much knowledge in literally every thread posted here.

If I may, I would like to make a humble contribution, something I've been working on for many years now in my spare time. It is a very complicated mathematical formula that I believe encapsulates the most important quantities in basketball. I don't want to go into a huge explanation of how I arrived at this, but you can rest assured that the math is solid. The formula is:

SHOTS = FGA + FTA

or, since it is often more useful to see this PER game,

PER = (FGA + FTA) / #GAMES

As you all know, the objective of the game is to put up shots, so I am surprised that my revolutionary formula is not in the common nomenclature. Let us make it so!

This formula passes the "common sense" test as the greatest player in NBA history, Kobe Bean Bryant, routinely leads the league in this category. With Kobe out this year due to injury, we have Kevin Durant leading. From what I understand, he is the leading candidate for the MVP award (I don't know since I stopped watching the game the moment Kobe stopped playing), so again it looks solid.

Let us look at last year's PER for the top MVP candidates:
LeBron: 24.8
Durant: 26.1
Kobe: 28.4

Look at "old" Kobe schooling these youngsters in their prime.

And look at their career highs:
LeBron: 33.4
Durant: 29.9
Kobe: 37.4

Not even close!

I hope this helps illustrate Kobe's superiority to his so-called "competition"; this is especially important for you youngsters who started watching basketball this year and haven't had the fortune of watching the NBA PER leader. But no worries, he'll be back and better than ever next year!

Up next: I will add salary to the equation to show why Kobe is even more productive than these guys. SHOTS + $$ is pretty much what it's all about.

Warmest regards,

Ayotunde Ndiaye

[EDIT!] Due to popular demand, I have submitted to Adam Silver a proposal to make PER a part of the official NBA awards, to hopefully replace the meaningless MVP. I have even designed a trophy and an infographic to show how this might look:




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Old 01-30-2014, 03:50 AM   #2
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"I'd beat anyone 1 on 1.... Except kobe" - michael jordan
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:51 AM   #3
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You realize there is already a stat called PER right?
Ofcourse he doesnt.. He was born after 9/11
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:51 AM   #4
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Default Re: A new stat: "PER"

"kobe is the only one to have done the work, to deserve comparison" - michael jordan
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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"I'd beat anyone 1 on 1.... Except kobe" - michael jordan
Lebron is better than kobe - Magic, Payton... well basically everyone except the Kobe fanboys.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:53 AM   #6
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"Jordan might be the best of the best of the best... But you gotta put kobe right there with him" - pat riley
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"Jordan might be the best of the best of the best... But you gotta put kobe right there with him" - pat riley
there... as a spectator while Lebron and Jordan are fighting for the #1 spot.
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Default Re: A new stat: "PER"

You guys are missing the point. You don't need to resort to game footage or quotes or other anecdotal evidence to find out which players are best. Thanks to my revolutionary PER formula, you can just look up this up at a glance.

Example quote:
"Kobe is the best because he always leads the league in PER" --Ayotunde Ndiaye
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:59 AM   #9
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Trolling straight from the Smush/Kwame era. Even the avatar is dated.
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there... as a spectator while Lebron and Jordan are fighting for the #1 spot.


Lebron has to worry about passing hakeem

Then bird

Then duncan and shaq

Then kobe

Then he can worry about jordan
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ok so gorandragon is posting at an alarming rate of 100 posts per minute, gets banned, and greatraptor suddenly pops with the same post rate and agenda...

jeff about to cut the rope again

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Lebron has to worry about passing hakeem

Then bird

Then duncan and shaq

Then kobe

Then he can worry about jordan
Its a disrespect to the greats like Bird, Duncan and Shaq to even metion Kobe.

Lebron is already better than duncan, bird and shaq and please... Kobe isn't even in the same level as this guys. He's waaaaay below them, hovering around the likes of Payton.
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Its a disrespect to the greats like Bird, Duncan and Shaq to even metion Kobe.

Lebron is already better than duncan, bird and shaq and please... Kobe isn't even in the same level as this guys. He's waaaaay below them, hovering around the likes of Payton.

PER says otherwise, my friend.
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PER says otherwise, my friend.
Fine, since 'm a nice guy, then Kobe is probably just below d wade.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:34 AM   #15
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lol at OP's avy
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