I said If he played a whole season at 30+ mins a game he would never get stats like faried. So you gave me a average of 4 games against bad teams in which he did good. Yes that is manipulating data.
I gave you his averages for whenever he played between 22-30 minutes.
I didn't choose the teams he did it against those are the actual stats of him playing 22-30 minutes.
Which was over his averages you said he did play.
Those are the games he played extended minutes.
So how can I manipulate the data if I couldn't manipulate which teams he did it for?
I didn't reach out to give you "4 bad teams". I gave you his numbers in extended minutes, no more no less.
The teams he did it against weren't a choice of mine. So I can't manipulate that, sorry
It's not manipulating the data.
I gave you his extended minutes stats, which you were contesting he wouldn't produce under.
That's not "manipulating", you said extended minutes, I gave you his extended minutes stats. Simple as that really.
If i wanted to manipulate the data I'd have specifically chosen the teams, but I didn't, I gave you his numbers 22-30 mins. What team he did it against is irrelevant to the point. The point was extended minutes, not "teams he did it against as well as extended minutes"
IF you made the statement
"If (this player) plays 35 minutes he's garbage!"
And I say
"Here's his averages when he plays 35 minutes. They are good numbers, so looks like you're wrong."
It's not manipulating the data, it's responding to your opinion with data with the data relevant.
If you'd said "he sucks if he plays more than 10 minutes" I'd have given you his stats if he played over 10 minutes as they are the ones that would prove your point right or wrong.
I did the same here, and you were wrong. It's just what it was.
When I'd argue that LeBron wasn't a closer someone would bring up his fourth quarter statistics in the final moments to prove my point right or wrong.
It's no different.
Edited by Majesty, April 20, 2013 - 07:57 PM.