5 Years Of Every NBA Shot Attempt

Scientists study some arguably pointless things sometimes. Take for instance Kirk Goldsberry from Harvard University who has recently analysed every single shot taken by every single player in the NBA for the past five years.

The results … players score lots of points close to the basket and from the three point line.

The image above shows the point scoring per field goal attempt, from 2006 to 2011. Red means most points and blue means fewest; the size of the squares indicates how many shots were attempted from each spot. Learn more here.



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