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Post#1 basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:45 pm by sprint2thecup

"basketball IQ" is a made up stat. there's no such thing. there's only "IQ". all other sorts of equations like "sex IQ" or "basketball IQ" are completely made up.

there's no examination that produces a quotient for basketball intelligence, thus there is no such thing as basketball IQ.
real gm logic;
"kobe scored 48 points tonight"
"^small sample size"
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Post#2 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:48 pm by peja drobnjak

lebron's basketball iq far outstrips his regular iq and he's a pretty smart cat

but you're right i guess i would prefer if they just called them smart or perceptive when they make a good play instead of saying specifically 'basketball' iq
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Post#3 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:49 pm by Ito

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Post#4 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:49 pm by sprint2thecup

peja drobnjak wrote:lebron's basketball iq far outstrips his regular iq and he's a pretty smart cat


so what's his basketball IQ? give me the number.
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Post#5 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:50 pm by jstnw89

How can it be a made up stat? It's not even a stat because it's not quantifiable.
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Post#6 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:50 pm by Ignitowsky

Anthony Randolph=developmentally disabled

Jason Kidd=Einstein

Saying BB IQ is just another way of subjectively talking about how smart you think a player is.
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Post#7 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:50 pm by Guy986

peja drobnjak wrote:lebron's basketball iq far outstrips his regular iq and he's a pretty smart cat


Someone like Jeremy Lin probably has double the general "IQ" of Lebron. But very few people would say Lin has the higher BBIQ. Its two completely different things.
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Post#8 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:51 pm by nyhuskyfan

Nobody has ever used it as a stat. If someone one day says something like "his basketball IQ is 124.6", you'll have a point.
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Post#9 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:52 pm by sprint2thecup

jstnw89 wrote:How can it be a made up stat? It's not even a stat because it's not quantifiable.


that's exactly my point.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ) IS quantifiable. there is an examination that produces a quotient such as 98 or 112. if you cannot get that quotient, then it's NOT an IQ.

IQ has a correlating number, always.
real gm logic;
"kobe scored 48 points tonight"
"^small sample size"
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Post#10 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:52 pm by ClayDavis

what about barkley. he is borderline stupid but on the court basketball iq was good.
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Post#11 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:52 pm by imchillin

Ignitowsky wrote:Anthony Randolph=developmentally disabled

Jason Kidd=Einstein

Saying BB IQ is just another way of subjectively talking about how smart you think a player is.

It not made up. I know DUMB people who can ball. See lanes, see openings, make the right pass and the right time. Genius on the court. Dumb in class. It's absolutely not made up
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Post#12 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:53 pm by sprint2thecup

when people say "basketball IQ" they mean "basketball intelligence.".

the Q stands for quotient. a quotient is a number.
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Post#13 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:53 pm by Inigo_Montoya

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Post#14 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:53 pm by sprint2thecup

imchillin wrote:
Ignitowsky wrote:Anthony Randolph=developmentally disabled

Jason Kidd=Einstein

Saying BB IQ is just another way of subjectively talking about how smart you think a player is.

It not made up. I know DUMB people who can ball. See lanes, see openings, make the right pass and the right time. Genius on the court. Dumb in class. It's absolutely not made up


then what examination gives us the quotient? show me how the quotient in basketball IQ is configured.
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Post#15 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:54 pm by peja drobnjak

sprint2thecup wrote:then what examination gives us the quotient? show me how the quotient in basketball IQ is configured.


hint: when you call something made up, you're calling it subjective. nobody ever thought bbiq was a stat

this whole things a tautology
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Post#16 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:55 pm by sprint2thecup

ClayDavis wrote:what about barkley. he is borderline stupid but on the court basketball iq was good.


you mean his basketball intelligence.

what's his basketball IQ? give me the quotient. nobody has answered this yet.
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Post#17 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:56 pm by peja drobnjak

this reminds me of kswn-men or whoever that crazy euro poster was
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Post#18 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:56 pm by nyhuskyfan

It's a colloquial term. It isn't math. Nobody has ever pretended it was math.

Why do they talk about "wingspan". That's not biologically accurate. Nobody is playing with feathers.
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Post#19 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:57 pm by jstnw89

sprint2thecup wrote:
jstnw89 wrote:How can it be a made up stat? It's not even a stat because it's not quantifiable.


that's exactly my point.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ) IS quantifiable. there is an examination that produces a quotient such as 98 or 112. if you cannot get that quotient, then it's NOT an IQ.

IQ has a correlating number, always.
Sorry I suck at communicating :D .. Yes we agree, but what I meant was that most people use it as a quality and not a quantity regardless of what "IQ" actually means. Since most people use it as a quality and not a number/mathematical measure of actual intelligence, no one really made up any stat.
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Post#20 Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:57 pm by imchillin

sprint2thecup wrote:
imchillin wrote:
Ignitowsky wrote:Anthony Randolph=developmentally disabled

Jason Kidd=Einstein

Saying BB IQ is just another way of subjectively talking about how smart you think a player is.

It not made up. I know DUMB people who can ball. See lanes, see openings, make the right pass and the right time. Genius on the court. Dumb in class. It's absolutely not made up


then what examination gives us the quotient? show me how the quotient in basketball IQ is configured.


A test would have to be created to measure it real time on the basketball court. Similar to the skills test they do at all star. High ball iq guys will do better. And it's because they gave a keen sense for the game that is more than athleticism. It's an instinct. Just because we haven't devised a way to examine it means it doesn't exist. Just not yet. In fact the exam is the game. If we gave points for smart plays, Kidd would be off the chart, Lebron too
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