As a way to demonstrate the power of teamwork during basketball games, Lenovo (LNVGY) and the NBA will unveil the Lenovo Stat to tip off the 2006-07 NBA season.
The Lenovo Stat will be a plus/minus statistic that will look at the point differential when a player, or combination of players, is in the game to see what effect they have on the team as a whole. The statistic will identify the best individual through five player combinations for each game, and over the course of an entire season.
Lenovo will deploy ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and Lenovo 3000 notebook and desktop PCs courtside in all 30 NBA arenas to record data and statistical information for more than 1,300 NBA games throughout the regular season and playoffs.
Lenovo personal computers will be featured courtside at the Official Scorer's Table and will record more than 250,000 points, 130,000 rebounds and more than 50,000 assists each season. NBA statisticians will benefit from Lenovo touch screen lap-tops to record more than 650,000 statistical events per season in real time to NBA.com, the league's 30 team websites, NBA TV and thousands of media around the world. NBA referees will also utilize Lenovo personal computers to review video of their calls at halftime, post-game and while traveling between games.