Here is another example of how the NBA is embracing analytics and visualization. The article details "five ugly trends" for the Miami Heat, covering pacing, rebounding, and the individual performance of key players (James, Wade, Bosh). Included are a series of charts and graphs that allow the user to interact and change the parameters to see different views of the analysis. This is an excellent use of data visualization (using Tableau).
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(submitted by Bharath)