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I think we are using the same science to validate our points, so lets just agree that he has a dent.I still don't buy your reasoning. Even you keep saying it is easier to work and bend the metal at warmer temperatures, which is correct. Colder materials are more brittle. Brittle things break, crack and shatter.
The basketball hit the sheet metal and bent and stretched the metal. The fact that it stretched the metal is why the dent stayed.
To take this theory to extreme, heat the metal red hot and hit it. It bends, stretches, dents, etc. When colder, it resists being deformed. When extremely cold, it will shatter and break.
I don't think it was cold enough to shatter the sheet metal or warm enough for it to pop out.