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10/09/2013 12:25 pm ET

Kirk Goldsberry Introduces A New Way To Understand The NBA's Best Scorers - Grantland

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LeBron James is the best player in the world. That may be obvious to anyone who has watched basketball over the past few years, but for some reason it's hard to find many statistics to support this claim. Back when Michael Jordan ruled the NBA, he would commonly lead the league in points per game; Chamberlain and Russell put up insane rebounding numbers; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the league's all-time leading scorer.

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