Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The List of Greatness - 1972

How about this? I cranked out two of these AND a recap column in two days. I'm rather proud of myself. Don't start expecting daily updates or anything, I mean, I'll try to keep it up, but let's just enjoy this while it lasts.

25 Years of Greatness

I thought it might be cool to take a look at everyone who has made the List of Greatness so far after the NBA's first 25 years, and then do a breakdown of how many players there are in various categories to see if there's any kind of pattern we can discern so far. So here's the master list so far:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The List of Greatness - 1971

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life gets in the way of super fun basketball stats sometimes. (Sigh...) But here's our first new List of Greatness entry under the new criteria where every player gets full credit for the win shares during their entire career, rather than just from 1952 forward. As a result, there probably won't be much continuity between this post and the 1970 post. I may go back and update the older posts eventually, but I'd like to just progress forward and get all the years done first and then go from there. Anyway, here are the numbers, with all stats through the 1971 season.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The List of Greatness - Updated

Well, I've finished updating the numbers on the List of Greatness through 1970 (it should go quicker from here, since the updated stats on basketball-reference only affect players who played before 1952) and here's how the updated List shakes out:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Major News has just added win share data going back to 1947. This may not be big news to some, but I can now finally accurately gauge every player according to the "Greatness Equation." The downside? I have to completely recalibrate every year by year result in the List of Greatness... This could take a while. Expect a slowdown and possible revamp in the List of Greatness postings from here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The List of Greatness - 1970

I decided to wait until after the 1971 List to do the review/recap/breakdown of the inductees so far, just because that'll give us 25 inductees to work with which just seems to make more sense than 23. I still plan on doing the recap every ten (maybe five) years, it'll just be based on the number of inductees instead of the year. I'm also going to start listing what college players went to. It doesn't really have any bearing on anything, I just think it's interesting. With that in mind, here's our 1970 players.