Sunday, November 21, 2010

Making It to the NBA

In the news a couple of weeks ago was the story of a 14 year-old student who had unlocked the secret to better SAT scores. The statistics he gathered showed that a longer written essay led to higher scores on SAT tests.

Without the need for real statistical research, I can reveal the secret for improving a basketball player’s chance of making it to the NBA. Thousands and thousands of players, from grade school, colleges, and pick-up leagues dream of a career in the NBA. This can improve your chances:

Make sure that your last name is Williams.

A quick count shows that no fewer than 10 players are named Williams, each on a different team. The next most common name comes nowhere near this number. It also means the one-third of the NBA teams have a Williams on their roster.

Young players, take heed! Change your name if necessary.