In the process of avoiding doing work tonight, I ran across this lovely article over at Fox Sports. It’s a fairly concise summation of every lazy bit of basketball analysis on the internet. In other words, this is Bill Reiter’s way of applying for a job at ESPN:
Someone might want to tell ESPN to check with Magic Johnson, one of its basketball analysts, about what exactly matters most when it comes to assessing greatness.
** He didn’t make it through one sentence of this article without resorting to a logical fallacy, in this case the classic “appeal to authority”. Great basketball players do have an inherent ability to “assess greatness” … this is why Michael Jordan is such a legendary talent evaluator. (more…)