“29 points for Allonzo Trier!” you mutter to yourself excitedly as you open the latest DTB video in your web browser and push ‘play’. “This will doubtlessly be an entertaining highlight video worthy of my precious time, a resource that I have a limited amount of!”
Wrong. You’re wrong. And dumb. This video is not entertaining, nor is it worthy of your precious time (a resource that you have a limited amount of), for one simple reason: it has more free throws (10) than field goals (8). The ratio of field goals to free throws is also referred to as the “watchability index” (actually I’m the only one who calls it that, and I just started calling it that no earlier than ten seconds ago), and it’s an important factor in determining how entertaining a highlight video will be without even knowing anything about the player or plays contained therein.
I don’t know how ratios work so I can’t reliably calculate the “watchability index” by myself. I would need somebody who understands how numbers work and how to manipulate them in order to present a hard, concrete number to you. Since I don’t have a person like that on hand right now (my “description dungeon” is full of starving creative writing graduates, not starving mathematics graduates), I’m just going to say that the watchability index of this Allonzo Trier highlight video is 0.2. That means you shouldn’t watch it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.