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Thursday
Apr282016

All 30,699 career shots by Kobe Bryant


The LA Times created a fantastic interactive data visualization of every shot taken by Kobe Bryant during his career. All 30,699 of them!

Kobe Bryant's 30,699th and final field goal came from 19 feet with 31 seconds left against the Utah Jazz. During his 20 years with the Lakers, he fired up more than 30,000 shots, including the regular season and playoffs.

Take a tour of key shots over his 20-year career, or explore the makes and misses over his long career on your own.

The data is sourced from stats.nba.com, and the visualization was build with leaflet and cartodb. The reader can hover over any specific dot to see the details of each shot. It's not obvious, but you can adjust the court image on the right to view the shots from the other end of the court. Color-coded for made and missed shots, you can also Tour the Data to see the most significant shots from his career, like his final shot:

Similar visualization style to the BallR visualization I posted about a few weeks ago.

For the serious fan, it's also available for purchase as a poster version for $59.95, which include more stats and visualizations from his career.

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Reader Comments (2)

I think it's funny how many shots he's taken behind the backboard/glass. Looking at this now as well, I think about all the bad three point shots he took which really made his FG% suffer. I wish he had taken less.

- Tim
http://www.thesportstruth.com/trivia-questions/
June 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSports Truth
I couldnt believe it.. Kobee Bryant shooting stats, the best review ever!! Really interesting picture after 30 thousand field goals. I would like to see more like this, I will keep an eye on those articles. Thanks for posting this.
April 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmilio

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