Simpson’s Paradox can make sports stats look weird

Let’s look at two NBA legends, Larry Bird and Reggie Miller.

  • When it came to two-point shots, Larry shot 50.9% and Reggie shot 51.6%, so Reggie was better there.
  • When it came to three-point shots, Larry shot 37.6% and Reggie shot 39.5%, so Reggie was better there as well.

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Mickey Mellen

Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.