I'm sure a number of you have seen the ESPN/Marvel NBA preview, at least for the Magic, where Dwight is portrayed as Wolverine (huh?). If you haven't, it's an excellent collaboration with some wonderful artwork. All the covers/previews are at this link:
Ed. note: link removed due to copyright issues, as explained in comments. - BQR
What surprised me, however, is the use of advanced statistics in many of the previews:
player efficiency rating
true shooting percentage
offensive efficiency rating
team defensive efficiency
total rebounding rate
win percentage in close games
team defensive rebounding percentage
And one "normal" stat that I've never seen counted before:
charges per game
Now, I'm still a stats newbie and I don't know a few of the above mentioned stat categories, but their presence in a national magazine surprised me. I don't read ESPN the Magazine normally, or at all, so maybe this is the norm, but I didn't think so.
Just something that I thought was very cool and progressive.