Mr. Stern, tear down this Hall

Eighty inductees make the cut for The Mag's analytically rebuilt Hall of Fame

Originally Published: December 3, 2012
By Ross Marrinson | ESPN The Magazine

IN 1996, a sports writer named John Hollinger invented a little stat he called Player Efficiency Rating. Since then, basketball's advanced metrics have leaped from irrelevance to ubiquity, becoming a driving force behind the rosters of the 23 NBA teams that employ an advanced-stat man. The dirty little digits of analytics are everywhere in hoops.

Except for in its Hall. Stroll through the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the sensation is of a house in ...

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