MIS 0855: Data Science – Comparing the 1996 Bulls and 2016 Warriors
The 1996 Chicago Bulls, comprised of all-stars like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman versus the 2016 Golden State Warriors, a team with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green – who would come out on top? These two NBA teams have been regarded as two of the best to have ever been assembled, an everlasting debate between the two teams led by the greatest player of all time and the greatest shooter/playmaker to have played the game. Comparing simple stats were not sufficient to determine the winner, so we analyzed team and player statistics while factoring in a statistic that accounts for the era difference to see who was the best.
After acquiring data points for relevant basketball statistics and cleaning the data in Excel, we created visualizations and dashboards in Tableu. Finally, we presented our findings in a Piktochart as well as a presentation. Check out our final Piktochart infographic here and our final presentation here!