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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Umm what... yes there is.

    Impossible means it has a 0% chance of happening. If something has like a 0.0001% chance of happening then yes it is close to or borderline impossible. Not sure what your point is here.
    I get the math here, it makes sense. But speaking from an English perspective (grammatically) you can't have borderline impossible. Impossible means that there is no chance of something happening. It can not possibly occur. Therefore, if there's even a slight POSSIBILITY of it happening (even 0.00000000000000001% chance) it isn't impossible.

    Or as our friends at Adidas would tell you, impossible is nothing.
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    Quote e_wheazhy_ wrote: View Post
    I get the math here, it makes sense. But speaking from an English perspective (grammatically) you can't have borderline impossible. Impossible means that there is no chance of something happening. It can not possibly occur. Therefore, if there's even a slight POSSIBILITY of it happening (even 0.00000000000000001% chance) it isn't impossible.

    Or as our friends at Adidas would tell you, impossible is nothing.
    As much as I like to be the one to be annoyingly correct in terms of grammer, wheazhy is right here. Borderline means barely belonging to a group or area - in, but barely. Not barely out. If it meant barely out, iman would be justified saying borderline impossible - it would mean that 0.000001% chance you were saying. But borderline actually means just inside, and since impossible is an absolute, it makes no sense to use that phrase. Sorry Iman, I was rooting for you.

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    i lobbied for lebron but after thinking about it, do we really want somebody here who says

    "Follow my lead"

    or do we want our franchise player to say "lets do this, we're in this together"

    something to think about.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    i lobbied for lebron but after thinking about it, do we really want somebody here who says

    "Follow my lead"

    or do we want our franchise player to say "lets do this, we're in this together"

    something to think about.
    I dont want those lebron bandwagoners jumping on to the raptors. Thry are by far the most annoying of any fandoms.

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    Does this help

    A statistical impossibility is a probability that is so low as to not be worthy of mentioning. Sometimes it is quoted as 1X10^-50 although the cutoff is inherently arbitrary. Although not truly impossible the probability is low enough so as to not bear mention in a rational, reasonable argument.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    i lobbied for lebron but after thinking about it, do we really want somebody here who says

    "Follow my lead"

    or do we want our franchise player to say "lets do this, we're in this together"

    something to think about.
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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    As much as I like to be the one to be annoyingly correct in terms of grammer, wheazhy is right here. Borderline means barely belonging to a group or area - in, but barely. Not barely out. If it meant barely out, iman would be justified saying borderline impossible - it would mean that 0.000001% chance you were saying. But borderline actually means just inside, and since impossible is an absolute, it makes no sense to use that phrase. Sorry Iman, I was rooting for you.
    No it doesn't.

    3. on the edge of one category and verging on another: a borderline failure in the exam
    Does a borderline failure on an exam mean that you actually failed or you almost failed but still passed?

    Seems like people are struggling to grasp basic English here.

    EDIT: Another example, if I were to call someone a borderline idiot, I'm saying that they are DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to being an idiot but not actually one.

    More definitions:

    1.
    a. Verging on a given quality or condition: borderline poverty.
    If you look up the definition of the word, there is no definition that agrees with what you said in your post DanH.
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    Quote Katman wrote: View Post
    Does this help

    A statistical impossibility is a probability that is so low as to not be worthy of mentioning. Sometimes it is quoted as 1X10^-50 although the cutoff is inherently arbitrary. Although not truly impossible the probability is low enough so as to not bear mention in a rational, reasonable argument.
    This is also what is meant by the phrase borderline impossible. So close to being impossible that it's possibility isn't even worth discussing.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    This is also what is meant by the phrase borderline impossible. So close to being impossible that it's possibility isn't even worth discussing.
    So why are you still discussing it, 57 posts later?

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    i lobbied for lebron but after thinking about it, do we really want somebody here who says

    "Follow my lead"

    or do we want our franchise player to say "lets do this, we're in this together"

    something to think about.
    Lebron is unselfish possibly to a fault, when he says "follow my lead" I think he means more effort/intensity wise, especially since in that game he was passing it very often. He's not Kobe after all.

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    Every time a post like this happens we become more and more like Knick and Laker fans.... Let's be try to be realistic and not pull a TFTW please

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    adjective
    adjective: borderline

    1.
    barely acceptable in quality or as belonging to a category; on the borderline
    There's one! And it's the first one, too.

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    There's one! And it's the first one, too.
    Umm that doesn't agree with what you said at all.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Umm that doesn't agree with what you said at all.
    it actually does.

    but i'd imagine borderline could mean either side of the border. this conversation is dumb

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    Lebron has just opted out of his final year in Miami...

    Ummmmmmmmmmm we have a chance right?...................

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    Quote rapfan10 wrote: View Post
    Lebron has just opted out of his final year in Miami...

    Ummmmmmmmmmm we have a chance right?...................

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    Unless he opted out to sign for less, allowing Miami room to sign Lowry....

    *Gulp*
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Quick inquiry from a newbie: Where does this awful borderline discussion rank in the all time worst Raptors Republic forum conversations?

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Unless he opted out to sign for less, allowing Miami room to sign Lowry....

    *Gulp*
    He might've also just opted out because it's probably a better financial move, you get another 5 year contract, with a new 15% (or whatever) raise, leaving him a chance to opt out again in 4 years and get one more max deal before his career is done.

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