Since the season is over and the Wizards aren’t in the playoffs, time for posts of a random nature that really aren’t that random.
Ever wondered what NBA scorekeepers use to keep score? I haven’t. I just trust that they’ll do their job.
Of course, if you Google “NBA scorekeeper,” you’ll come across Deadspin’s “Confessions Of An NBA Scorekeeper,” about a scorekeeper who once juiced the stats worse than a Baltimore cop … which only goes to show you that not only are the stats kept for basketball incomplete (as in, many things go un-tracked and hence the inexact science of advanced basketball statistics cannot possibly accurately depict everything), but they are also subjective.
Hey, that’s life. Maybe one day the inexact science will be less inexact and those who base entire theories on it will be a little more right. In any case, here are some pictures of the Washington Wizards score-keeping consoles … granted, not the ones used to track detailed stats, but the ones that control the in-game arena clocks, scoreboard, etc. … which kinda makes these pics a little anti-climactic from the previous paragraph. Drat. Read more »