Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
The "IT" factor is BS. The "IT" factor is not a measurable.
Some people prefer the Skip Bayless / Steven A Smith reasoning of not bothering to look any deeper than the surface. Analyzing a player's ability, what he does in certain situation, what are his strengths, weaknesses, etc, etc, etc, is too time consuming and requires a certain knowledge of the subject matter. It's much easier to just get all emotional and declare that someone doesn't have the "it" factor and therefore will never win "the big one" based on one's "eyeball test."