Smithers, LLB

ESPN.com's Eric Neel writes about a fictional conversation between all-time NBA legends Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan:

Wilt: 20,000 is just a number. 45, that was just a number. 30.2 ain't a number, it's a legacy. It's an outright claim. And I'll tell you, people don't just want you to want it, they want you to have it. It confirms what they believe. With it, you're the greatest player to ever play the game. You know, Paul brings Perry Mason a stat sheet, Perry submits "PPG: 30.2" as exhibit A, Della smiles knowingly from behind the table, case closed.

I've suggested before that score is the arbiter of Truth in modern sport, and now that Perry Mason has been invoked I feel extremely validated. ;)

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