Non-abstract Curry shot chart

May 1, 2023

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors scored 50 points in game 7 against the Sacramento Kings. He made 20 shots. Instead of the standard shot chart with dots on a simplified court, Todd Whitehead overlaid video frames of every made shot for a single image.

I assume all shot charts will take this format from now on. Thanks, ESPN.

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