The NBA in Charts

Explore a series of weekly charts about the NBA

California and Texas Stand alone amongst the East

NBA players primarily come from NY, CA, TX, IL, and PA

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MVPs are playing less per game

As teams prioritize rest, MVPs see thier minutes dip in the resting era

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MVPs play less, but win shares per 48 minutes are up

Win shares have remained consistent, but win shares per 48 minutes have risen

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Divergence of the corner three '22-23 season

Even noted shooters tend to shoot better in one corner over the other

0102030Difference in corner 3p%−30−20−10+0+10+20+30+40← Diff. in corner 3s (%) →20406080100120players →Left CornerRight CornerTyler HerroDevin BookerTyrese MaxeyStephen CurryKlay ThompsonSeth Curry

NBA players grouped by size '22-23 Season

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The Lakers and Celtics dominate the NBA Finals

The Lakers and Celtics have a combined 33 championships and 53 finals appearances

LakersCelticsWarriorsNationals/76ersKnicksHeatPistonsBullsSpursCavaliersBullets/WizardsHawksRocketsSuperSonics/ThunderBucksSunsTrail BlazersJazzMagicMavericksNetsNuggetsPacersRaptorsRoyals/Kings51015202530count →🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈

Overlap of NBAs 75 greatest players

The 75 greatest players in NBA history as determined by the NBA

196019802000Year of first NBA seasonStephen CurryRussell WestbrookLeBron JamesKevin DurantKawhi LeonardGiannis AntetokounmpoDamian LillardChris PaulAnthony DavisJames HardenCarmelo AnthonyDwyane WadeDirk NowitzkiPaul PierceTim DuncanKobe BryantKevin GarnettSteve NashRay AllenJason KiddShaquille O'NealAllen IversonGary PaytonReggie MillerScottie PippenKarl MaloneMichael JordanJohn StocktonDavid RobinsonPatrick EwingHakeem OlajuwonDennis RodmanCharles BarkleyDominique WilkinsClyde DrexlerRobert ParishMagic JohnsonMoses MaloneJames WorthyIsiah ThomasKevin McHaleLarry BirdKareem Abdul-JabbarJulius ErvingBill WaltonGeorge GervinBob McAdooTiny ArchibaldElvin HayesDave CowensWes UnseldWalt FrazierRick BarryPete MaravichEarl MonroeJohn HavlicekDave BingNate ThurmondBilly CunninghamLenny WilkensWillis ReedOscar RobertsonJerry WestJerry LucasDave DeBusschereWilt ChamberlainHal GreerElgin BaylorBob CousySam JonesBill RussellBob PettitDolph SchayesPaul ArizinBill SharmanGeorge Mikan1950196019701980199020002010202019501960197019801990200020102020