LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in playoff points

Jun 1, 2017

As a Golden State Warriors fan, I am obligated to dislike LeBron James, but there is no denying that he is a great basketball player. James recently passed Michael Jordan for playoff points with number 5,995, and he’s got plenty left in the tank it seems. Adam Pearce for The New York Times shows the point trajectory with a return of the scrolling visualization.

Chart Type Used

Line Chart

Typically used to show trends over time, the slope of the line between two points shows patterns of change.

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