Stats Lie: LeBron James vs. Rajon Rando

July 25th, 2010 by CyberCosmiX Leave a reply »
Is so-and-so player a superstar because he racks up numbers? Can one justify all-time greatness by using a figure, say, scoring percentage? Is it possible to argue quality by throwing out numbers? Are stat sheets blueprints to super stardom?

Using statistics to justify greatness is just wrong.

Stats can't measure heart.

Stats can't measure clutchness.

Stats can't measure leadership.

Stats can't measure desire. Drive. Intensity.

Stats lie.

It's intangibles that make you a better player. Or a worse one. Intangibles are reality.

Stats give you LeBron James as MVP , stats tell you he is comparable to Magic Johnson, to Oscar Robertson .

Reality is, LeBron's performance in Eastern Conference Semi's game 5, Cavaliers vs Celtics .

Reality is LeBron isn't anywhere close to them .

Stats say Rajon Rondo is a mediocre point guard .

Reality is, Rondo's contributions to two Celtic runs to the Finals .

Reality is Rondo is far from mediocre .

Stats don't measure Derek Fisher's heart, Jason Kidd's leadership, Robert Horry's clutch shots, or Kevin Gar ...

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