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Welcome to the era of Chemacterility

The secret is out in the NBA -- high-character players and team chemistry is the key to winning. Mag column

Updated: January 2, 2008, 6:06 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

This article is taken from the Jan. 14. issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Remember right after "Moneyball" was published, when baseball execs began to embrace the logic of, "Hey, if we put together a lineup of high-OBP hitters, we might score more runs," and everyone else was like, "Wait, that's obvious -- why didn't they always do this?"

I don't want to jinx it, but we may have reached a similar tipping point in the NBA. If you're a hoops fan, you should be delighted. If you're ...

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