Sunday, May 8, 2016

Memo to ESPN: Bar graphs don't work for everything

This tweet came before Game 3 of the Cavaliers-Hawks series:

One, I can't for the life of me figure out why they decided that sentence needed a graphic.  It's pretty self-explanatory.  Two, why is there any blue in the "0" section?  And three, how did they determine how tall to make the "16" bar with nothing to make it proportional too?

I can't decide if this one is worse than the SportsCenter bar graph I wrote about three years ago that plotted Brittney Griner's game with two dunks opposite every other WNBA game ever (the ones that didn't have two dunks).

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