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|Author: ||Canada Coach|
|Subject: ||RE: Guest on ESPN Radio this morning said NBA players are best athletes in the world.|
They are the worst athletes of all the major sports. The main reason is a statistical one. You have to be tall to be a good basketball player. Average height of an NBA player is within the top .5 percentile. This means the majority of men do not have a chance, so therefore if you are disqualifying most men from the sport due to height, you will miss many of the top athletes.
When basketball gets a good athlete (ie Michael Jordon), he looks like a better athlete than he is because he is competing against only the top very tall athletes.
The best athletes in the US are playing football and baseball. In Canada they are playing hockey, and in the rest of the world they are playing soccer.
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