With a win tonight, the #Heat‘s 19-game win streak would tie for the 4th longest in NBA history & the longest EVER by a defending champ.
— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) March 12, 2013
Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats has a distinct point between stats and trivia. This lead me to come up with the notion of a Brian Burke triva “stat”. Basically, when do we see things given as statistics, when they’re really just trivia? We have a winner for the day! Sure, the Heat’s performance is impressive. However, what does their streak tell us? Not much, to be honest. Things like point differential and strength of schedule can let us know how the Heat are performing. Now, sure, the Heat’s streak is impressive trivia. That said, I’m not sure I’d fly it under the banner of “Numbers Never Lie”.