I was born in Europe (Portugal, to be more precise), and live in Brazil. So, when it comes to sports, soccer should be my favorite game, right? Hey, I even made a post here about the 2010 World Cup, remember? But truth is, my all-time favorite sport was, is, and will be, basketball. And I could go on here forever defending why basketball tops every other team sport, but that’s not quite what you, dear inspired reader, came here for.
It’s time to show off a selection of basketball related infographics, covering the NBA (the lockout, Linsanity, and the all-time greats, among others), and the NCAA – after all, March Madness its upon us!
This has been a sifferent year for the National Basketball association. On one hand, a shortened season, caused by the players lockout, and on the other, a story like we haven’t seen before: the rise of Jeremy Lin in the New York Knicks, with the Linsanity exploding in the basketaball courts, and expanding like wild fire into the Social Media.
Despite the vast number of superstars, and the fantastic show they can put on, taking over a game, basketball is, above all, a team sport.
The great ones
Who was the best basketball player of all times? That’s a discussion unavoidable in all sports, but the truth is that you could only know that if the players involved in that discussion played against each other. The talent and inspiration of a superstar is built, among many things, upon the achievements of his predecessors, and, at the end, we don’t have any other choice than to change the question: who’s your all-time favorite player? Mine is quite obvious…
The rising stars
If I had written this post a couple of months ago, I’d be forced to come up with another way of showing off the latest NBA inspiring story, and all the media frenzy which will pass on to basketball history as…Linsanity. Jeremy Lin’s rise is still an ongoing taley, and we’ll see how far it can go, but there are some other rising star in the league, worth watching:
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One of the main reasons for the amazing success and performance of the NBA and its athletes is the number of fantastic basketball programs spread all over the U.S colleges. They shape the future NBA stars, assuring that The Game will remain as great as us fans expect – or should I say, demand?…
As a fan of this sport, I would love to feature more infographics related to basketball on Visual Loop, so, if you know a great visualization that hasn’t been featured here, please, leave us a comment.