This blog post is on Data Visualization and how it was used to create The G.O.A.T. Dashboard (as seen below).
Over the years, LeBron James has evolved from his small beginning in Akron to a dominant force in the NBA. Many even argue that he is the NBA's greatest of all time (G.O.A.T).
As many of you know, prior to LeBron coming to the league, Michael Jordan was referred to as the G.O.A.T.. However, now that LeBron is in the prime of his career, the debate of who is the greatest of all time has gained traction.
This debate has led to many heated conversations between friends, family, coworkers, and sportscasters. At the center of these conversations lie deep rooted opinions that have formed over the course of years. However, most of the time, opinion based viewpoints don't account for what the numbers have to say. To add a statistical component to the argument I decided to create a dashboard with Power BI that takes a look at their entire careers.
Below are the high level steps that were taken to create the G.O.A.T. Dashboard:
1. Create dataset based on the following guidelines when gathering statistics:
2. Create a mock up layout for the desired visuals on the dashboard.
3. Begin development of each individual visual and place on dashboard as completed.
4. Finalize layout for dashboard and add any required filters.
All of these features can be viewed on www.lebronvsjordan.org.
In summary, I hope that this dashboard adds meaningful value to anyone discussing the LeBron vs. Jordan debate. I encourage people to take a look at the numbers and ask yourself the following question:
"Do the conclusions I draw from the dashboard confirm what my opinion was or should I rethink who the G.O.A.T. really is?"
Thanks for reading and hope you all enjoy!
P.S. - After looking at the visuals and data, my personal belief is that LeBron James is the G.O.A.T.