From the Strat-o-Matic website:
What is Strat-O-Matic Basketball?
For nearly 40 years, Strat-O-Matic has created the most realistic simulation of statistically accurate basketball. No other game combines Strat-O-Matic’s realism, statistical accuracy and ease of play. Why? Because no other game matches Strat-O-Matic’s in-depth research – hundreds of hours to recreate a season in supremely realistic detail.
It’s all here in ratings that bring pro basketball’s superstars – and role players – to life. The dominant big men, the outside shooters, the penetrating guards, the intimidating shot blockers, the pick-pocket defenders, the dazzling playmakers, the fast-break finishers all strut their stuff in a game so real it will give you a front-row seat to the action.