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(Columbus Free Press)   When statistics lie: The gross misunderstanding of Miami's rebounding woes   (sportschump.net) divider line 15
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2013-02-18 03:18:06 PM
Statistics don't lie, they simply shape the truth to accommodate for your point of view.
 
2013-02-18 03:32:09 PM
Thank you for the several paragraphs to say:

"The Miami Heat are a good team. They have a limited number of rebounds, but that is partially due to the fact that they make a high percentage of shots and play at a slower pace than most of the league."

You added a lot by telling us that Dwyane Wade is a good player and that LeBron James is really good at basketball.
 
2013-02-18 03:48:33 PM
There's no misunderstanding.

People hate the Heat for their own pointless personal reasons. They want the Heat to lose the rest of their games forever, but barring that they don't want them to win another title.

The Heat have poor rebounding statistics so that must be the thing that's going be their downfall and give the haters that feeling of schadenfreude they are so desperate for. It's gotta be something, because they are just so desperate!

No misunderstandings necessary.
 
2013-02-18 03:52:49 PM
Totals mean nothing. Percentages mean everything
 
2013-02-18 04:13:24 PM

Lost Thought 00: Totals mean nothing. Percentages mean everything


This is true. Just yesterday I had made 3 shots in a row, but I missed the fourth shot and my shooting percentage dropped 25 points. I quit basketball forever.
 
2013-02-18 04:53:00 PM

VvonderJesus: Lost Thought 00: Totals mean nothing. Percentages mean everything

This is true. Just yesterday I had made 3 shots in a row, but I missed the fourth shot and my shooting percentage dropped 25 points. I quit basketball forever.


Wise decision. Best career average in history
 
2013-02-18 05:06:52 PM
The problem isn't sports statistics, it's sportswriters who cut and craft them to fit a ridiculous narrative.

Re:  Virtually every time Peter King uses statistics.

"He leads the league in passer rating with his last 39 throws"...when every one knows pass 40 was an interception.
 
2013-02-18 05:16:50 PM
In addition to their other-worldly MVP, they have another top five player named Dwyane Wade I learned something today.  I always thought it was spelled Dwayne.  Goes to show how little I pay attention to the NBA.
 
2013-02-18 05:43:49 PM

Coach_J: The problem isn't sports statistics, it's sportswriters who cut and craft them to fit a ridiculous narrative.

Re:  Virtually every time Peter King uses statistics.

"He leads the league in passer rating with his last 39 throws"...when every one knows pass 40 was an interception.


So much this.
 
2013-02-18 06:13:56 PM
The thing that's interesting about the Heat is that their role players have been pretty terrible for most of the year. Ray Allen is shooting the worst percentage he has in 5 years, and Chalmers has taken a step back this year. Everyone else doesn't belong in a NBA rotation at this point in their careers. It really makes what LeBron, Bosh, and Wade are doing much more amazing considering they are all shooting the best percentages of their careers.

But if the Clippers can pull off that Garnett trade that's been going around, they'd have a great shot at challenging Miami, along with OKC and San Antonio. I wouldn't book a Miami title just yet.
 
2013-02-18 06:56:13 PM

coolio mack: The thing that's interesting about the Heat is that their role players have been pretty terrible for most of the year. Ray Allen is shooting the worst percentage he has in 5 years, and Chalmers has taken a step back this year. Everyone else doesn't belong in a NBA rotation at this point in their careers. It really makes what LeBron, Bosh, and Wade are doing much more amazing considering they are all shooting the best percentages of their careers.

But if the Clippers can pull off that Garnett trade that's been going around, they'd have a great shot at challenging Miami, along with OKC and San Antonio. I wouldn't book a Miami title just yet.


You will apologize, nay, beg Mario Chalmers for this perceived slander of his greatness.
 
2013-02-19 07:19:17 AM

matthew_tray: coolio mack: The thing that's interesting about the Heat is that their role players have been pretty terrible for most of the year. Ray Allen is shooting the worst percentage he has in 5 years, and Chalmers has taken a step back this year. Everyone else doesn't belong in a NBA rotation at this point in their careers. It really makes what LeBron, Bosh, and Wade are doing much more amazing considering they are all shooting the best percentages of their careers.

But if the Clippers can pull off that Garnett trade that's been going around, they'd have a great shot at challenging Miami, along with OKC and San Antonio. I wouldn't book a Miami title just yet.

You will apologize, nay, beg Mario Chalmers for this perceived slander of his greatness.


Fun Mario Chalmers fact: Mario Chalmers has won a state title, a college title, and an NBA title. I'm sure there are others who have done the same, but the list has got to be pretty short.
 
2013-02-19 07:30:39 AM

Serious Black: matthew_tray: coolio mack: The thing that's interesting about the Heat is that their role players have been pretty terrible for most of the year. Ray Allen is shooting the worst percentage he has in 5 years, and Chalmers has taken a step back this year. Everyone else doesn't belong in a NBA rotation at this point in their careers. It really makes what LeBron, Bosh, and Wade are doing much more amazing considering they are all shooting the best percentages of their careers.

But if the Clippers can pull off that Garnett trade that's been going around, they'd have a great shot at challenging Miami, along with OKC and San Antonio. I wouldn't book a Miami title just yet.

You will apologize, nay, beg Mario Chalmers for this perceived slander of his greatness.

Fun Mario Chalmers fact: Mario Chalmers has won a state title, a college title, and an NBA title. I'm sure there are others who have done the same, but the list has got to be pretty short.


Yeah but didn't he go to high school in Alaska?
 
2013-02-19 07:33:28 AM

damn yanks: Serious Black: matthew_tray: coolio mack: The thing that's interesting about the Heat is that their role players have been pretty terrible for most of the year. Ray Allen is shooting the worst percentage he has in 5 years, and Chalmers has taken a step back this year. Everyone else doesn't belong in a NBA rotation at this point in their careers. It really makes what LeBron, Bosh, and Wade are doing much more amazing considering they are all shooting the best percentages of their careers.

But if the Clippers can pull off that Garnett trade that's been going around, they'd have a great shot at challenging Miami, along with OKC and San Antonio. I wouldn't book a Miami title just yet.

You will apologize, nay, beg Mario Chalmers for this perceived slander of his greatness.

Fun Mario Chalmers fact: Mario Chalmers has won a state title, a college title, and an NBA title. I'm sure there are others who have done the same, but the list has got to be pretty short.

Yeah but didn't he go to high school in Alaska?


Yeah, he did. So what?
 
2013-02-19 09:28:46 AM
I hope all this guy did was take an article about the Celtic rebounding woes of the past few years, replace Celtics with Heat and write a couple paragraphs about how amazing LeBron James when playing the game of basketball.
 
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