TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2011

Updated: June 12, 2011, 10:49 PM ET
By Henry Abbott | ESPN.com

In the NBA, quantitative analysis has achieved certain landmarks. The analytical-minded are close to the centers of power on an increasing number of teams. The annual stat geek conference is nearly a must-attend for power brokers and has even spawned imitators.

But there is only one goofy contest in which real-deal analysts publicly compete against my mom. Since its 2007 founding, the contest has featured some of the best in the business, as evidenced by the fact that they ...

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