Re: Ridiculous and common misconceptions about sports
i second the idea of the inherently "clutch" player. Those players considered clutch are ALREADY pretty good (Kobe, MJ, Reggie) and will take the majority of shots in late game situations. So while they will make a ton of game winners, they also miss a ton, but no one ever remembers the misses.
The choking idea kinda disagree with (to the OP). A basketball game is VERY different in the 2nd vs. the 4th. In the second there are still adjustments being made, and still an element of surprise to deal with. By the 4th you've already seen most of what the other team can throw at you, meaning it should be more difficult to exploit any advantages that you had earlier in the game (unless the coach of the other team is a moron and doesn't realize it). So if you are up 15 with 6 mins left in the 4th, that means you pretty much have seen most of what the other team can do and you should be less susceptible to any let downs strategically. The only way there could be a failure would be with the quality of your performance (ie. making shots, diving for loose balls, not turning the ball over, tangible actions that translate into production). If a team goes on a 15-0 run and end up winning the game, running the same stuff they ran the whole game, I'm sorry, but that's a choke. Either that or the losing team is a bunch of f*cking idiots.
Last edited by Burgz V2 : 03-28-2013 at 06:26 PM.