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Another Attack on Conventional Wisdom? Reviewing the Rookie Season of Larry Bird

August 30, 2007 by


Yesterday I argued that it’s possible that the Seattle SuperSonics, despite the loss of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, might improve this next season.  And if that happens, we can expect much of the credit will go to rookie Kevin Durant, even if – as the post argued – it’s the plethora of average veterans […]

Two Great Entries at The Sports Economist

August 30, 2007 by


In addition to writing at The Wages of Wins Journal, I occasionally offer a comment at The Sports Economist. The Sports Economist is a blog created by Raymond (Skip) Sauer, a professor of economics at Clemson University. Skip put together a roster of sports economists to offer posts, which both spreads out the workload and […]

Connecting Seattle Past to Seattle Present

August 30, 2007 by


Two days ago I wrote a column on “The Human Eraser”, Marvin Webster.  This post argued that Webster was the most productive player on a Sonics team that went to the NBA Finals.  Yesterday I examined how the Sonics lost Webster, again their best player, but still managed to win the NBA title in 1979. […]