Sports fans love statistics. Stats are the best way to measure your favorite player against your friends’ favorite players, and they’re adored by commentators and analysts as a means to explain and predict game results. Last February, the NBA finally released all the individual player stats that used to be accessible only to league and team personnel.
Because of this release of information, the NBA now has to find a way to track stats that are important to the fans. Its solution to this problem is coming in the form of a multi-year agreement with Stats LLC to use their SportsVU motion tracking system in every NBA arena.