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Post#46 » by EH15 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:27 am

Holy sh*t, someone had a bad day
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Post#47 » by EArl » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:28 am

sunskerr wrote:
nyhuskyfan wrote: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.


Well, I dont know about that...

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Post#48 » by MrBigShot » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:29 am

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


Word. BBall IQ is a way of describing a player's smarts and overall feel for the game. It isn't a stat, like rebound percentage or assist to TO ratio.
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Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat. 

Post#49 » by Cklbmk » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:36 am

Someones mad that Westbrook got called out for making dumb plays.


Just because someone hasn't made a test for it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Did IQ or intelligence exist before the 19th century? By your logic it didn't because a test hadn't been made for it.

Just because we can't give it an exact number doesn't mean we don't have a feel where people would place compared to others.
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Post#50 » by sunskerr » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:37 am

eablinksum wrote:Velociraptors dont have feathers they have scales.


How sure are you?
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Post#51 » by EArl » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:41 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
People believe anything you tell them.
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Post#52 » by sunskerr » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:47 am

eablinksum wrote:Well i've taken a couple of paleontology and evolution classes so pretty sure.


Really? Are you sure?
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Post#53 » by BlueDawn » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:54 am

sunskerr wrote:
eablinksum wrote:Well i've taken a couple of paleontology and evolution classes so pretty sure.


Really? Are you sure?


Well, now that you put it that way.
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Re: basketball IQ is a made up stat. 

Post#54 » by Left Side Drive » Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:57 am

eablinksum wrote:
sunskerr wrote:
nyhuskyfan wrote: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.


Well, I dont know about that...

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Post#55 » by Bergy » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:25 am

that is one sly dinosaur.
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Post#56 » by inquisitive » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:34 am

so i guess dumb ball player will do then.
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Post#57 » by gumbercules » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:43 am

With all the slang words and words we butcher in the king's english, why does this bother you so much? When people say it, they clearly mean "Basketball Intelligence".
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Post#58 » by gumbercules » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:45 am

eablinksum wrote:
sunskerr wrote:
nyhuskyfan wrote: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.


Well, I dont know about that...

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Velociraptors dont have feathers they have scales.


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Post#59 » by HTown_TMac » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:50 am

You're attempting to be smarter than you actually are. Everything isn't meant to be taken literal.
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Post#60 » by Bskey » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:52 am

"Metal Rim attached to a backboard with a hanging net ball intelligence" is the correct term, you're right.
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Post#61 » by gumbercules » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:58 am

Bskey wrote:"Metal Rim attached to a backboard with a hanging net ball intelligence" is the correct term, you're right.

You sir (or madam) are correct, after all it is not really a basket. All baskets I have seen have a bottom to them. They should have changed the name to net ball as soon as they switched out the peach baskets.
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Post#62 » by Sn0wman » Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:59 am

inquisitive wrote:so i guess dumb ball player will do then.

or just call them a JaVale McGee
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Post#63 » by MaxRider » Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:07 am

of course
we kept hearing kobe has high basketball iq and we all know he don't
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Post#64 » by jjscap » Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:14 am

BB IQ is totally different than normal IQ. Michael Jordan has a low IQ for example.
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Post#65 » by Nuntius » Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:55 am

sprint2thecup wrote:all other sorts of equations like "sex IQ"


:o :o :o

Anyway, I certainly agree that basketball IQ is made up. It's just that people love storylines and thus make up stuff like "low basketball IQ" and "fake tough guy" as an excuse to hate on players they dislike.
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