Top 100 Active Scorers in the NBA as of January 31, 2023
graph from Kirk Goldsberry/ESPN; slow reveal by Jenna Laib, suggested by Heidi Sabnain
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Type of Graph: scatterplot
Visualization Source: Goldsberry, Kirk. “LeBron’s journey to the NBA scoring record in shot charts.” ESPN: January 31, 2023.
Data Source: NBA data via Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry)
What does this visualization tell us that a list of all-time scorers in the NBA does not?
- Video: ESPN. “All 38,388 of LeBron James’ points, in six charts.” YouTube, February 8, 2023.
Potential Math Content: scatterplot, bivariate data, determining what a point means, trends, scale along the y-axis, color coding, trends
Potential Content Connections: US, sports, basketball, NBA