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  1. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

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    TO ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE ...anyone see this?:

    Fourth-quarter fades cost Pistons | detnews.com | The Detroit News

    Against the Bulls Monday, Walter Herrmann played seven minutes without producing a single statistic -- known in the business as a 7 trillion for the nine statistical categories that follow minutes played on a box score.
    According to Dave Hogg of the Associated Press, that was the seventh-longest statless stint of the season. The longest is a 9:36 stretch of zeros by Nets guard Trenton Hassell in December. The record is 12 stat-less minutes, by Kenny Walker (1993 with the Bullets) and former Piston Carlos Arroyo (in 2002 with the Nuggets).

    "hahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahhahahahhaahhaha", he said , crying.
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    I thought you said stats don't matter HQ?
  3. TaS

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    Wait a second. That quote makes it sound like MC recognized a 2-for-1 situation and crafted a strategy to take advantage of it. That can't be right (given that he didn't take advantage of it the previous 200 before that). Langois must be confusing this with a game from last year.
  4. TaS

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    7 Trill is pretty good!

    How on Earth did Arroyo go 12 minutes without jacking up a shot? That's crazy.
  5. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    WHAT STATS!!!!??????????? HAHAHHAHAHAAHHA:nerner:
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    I got the joke, and it is funny, but it seems to me you have a double standard.

    Either stats matter or they don't. I've always believed they have some, but not absolute value.

    You have argued however that they are absolutely meaningless.

    I'm happy you are starting to see things my way. ;) :D :thumb:
  7. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    The joke that u didnt get wasnt 'the stats' it was like Tay said, how can Herrmann or Arroyo for that matter, get paid to do 'absolutely nothing'??

    Everything has 'some' value. I am one of those people who believe that just cuz you get a doubledouble, u dont desrve it mentionedon sportscenter. (i.e. ...a 20 point 16 rbound in a 20 pt loss vs a 11 and 10 performance in a 20 point win).

    Hence the "he said, crying' ending remark.

    Stats dont matter.....effort DOES. :)
  8. TaS

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    Theoretically, you could have a very effective game and get 12 Trillion on the stat sheet.

    Play spectacular defense without gambling and force your man to miss all this shots. Immediately box him out after the shot and allow Dyess to steal all the rebounds. Run out on the break, fill a lane, and pull the defender toward you so that Bynum can take it in himself.

    On offense you can set some mean picks, you can make great passes to teammates who miss the shots, you can swing the ball quickly and pass to the guy who gets the assist, you can spread the floor by camping out in the corner (ala Bowen, Battier, Herrmann???), you can jockey for position in the paint and make the D collapse (ala Amir, Maxiell), and so on.

    With Arroyo, I'm sure he was just doing a lot of dribbling and passing to guys who missed their shots. Having no box score stats is better than having a bunch of missed shots, turnovers, and fouls on there.
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    That might be a shane battier game
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    AOTGs would fit in there nicely as well.

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