Saturday, November 05, 2005

Those Big Numbers Can Get Confusing

Heard this back-and-forth between play-by-play guy Chris Carrino and analyst Tim Capstraw during tonight's Nets game on WFAN:

CC: Clifford Robinson has now passed Hal Greer to move into 20th place all-time in minutes played in NBA history. [Long pause] To put that in perspective, only 19 players in NBA history have ever played more minutes than Cliff Robinson.

: Thanks for explaining that again Chris; if you had just said 20th place all-time, I wouldn't have been able to figure out how many people were ahead of him.

CC: Well, sometimes things sound differently when worded differently.

Too bad Capstraw said it playfully and not sarcastically. I would've loved to have heard Carrino's reaction to that.


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