Re: Dilution, balance, and Bob-bashing
- --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Dean Oliver <deano@r...>"
> Charlie Rosen is an interesting character. He may end up gettingI particularly enjoyed Rosen's article on the Sonics where he watched
> sued for libel for his book the Wizard of Odds, the book on Jack
> Molinas and gambling. There are a lot of people who really don't
> trust him. He has ended up doing work for ESPN and some people are
> bitter at that since he supposedly blends fact and fiction without
> much consideration. I don't know much about him at all, but the
> flak that has been associated with him is hard to miss.
one game (one of the worst of the year, for what it's worth) and
acted like he knew something about the team. Apparently, Desmond
Mason can't make a jumper because he had one bad night.
> Did anyone else read the article on Stanley Roberts? I didn'tI had the same reaction to the article as you. Roberts was certainly
> realize that Roberts was seen as the same caliber prospect as Shaq
> back at LSU, which is what the SI article seems to imply. My
> memory definitely has Shaq always more bally-hooed.
a disappointment, but I think there was just a tad bit of hyperbole
by the author. (Not that I would _ever_ do such a thing!)
> I particularly enjoyed Rosen's article on the Sonics where hewatched
> one game (one of the worst of the year, for what it's worth) andPut me firmly in the "pompous windbag" camp. The best thing about the
> acted like he knew something about the team. Apparently, Desmond
> Mason can't make a jumper because he had one bad night.
Mason comment, for instance, was that Rosen said the reason Mason
can't make a jumper was his "low release point", which was hilarious
on several levels:
1) Apparently he's never watched Steve Kerr. Or Andrew Toney. Or
Bryce Drew. Or about a hundred other guys who shoot from under their
chin but make everything.
2) Mason's release point isn't low, especially given that he's about
20 feet off the ground when he shoots it.
3) Mason's problem isn't the release point, it's the lack of arc on