The New York Times has created a data visualization comparing the top 50 scorers in the playoff history of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to highlight LeBron James’ new record for career playoff points. The visualization compares players’ total playoff points, points in finals and conference finals, points scored by the age of the player, and average points scored in each game. LeBron James recently scored his 5,995th playoff point, breaking the record Michael Jordan set in 1998.
Visualizing Record-Breaking Basketball
Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.