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03-20-2011, 08:07 PM
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Statistics don't tell the whole story and that's what you're not understanding.
Stats can't tell you when momentum shifts during the course of a game.
Stats can't tell you what a player feels as time is ticking away and the pressure is building.
Stats can't tell you what a player goes through during the game. Pain, fatigue, nervousness, exhilaration, desperation, exhaustion, fear, etc. etc.
Stats can't tell you what drives a player to act the way he does when he does it.
This is what makes certain players clutch. This is why, even though, on paper, you can't prove "clutch" exists, it exists nonetheless.
The fact that stats can't prove anything they're not intended to prove is what makes certain players clutch?
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