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Mapping the NBA


You all know the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game. Some of you may even be familiar with the Erdős number, which uses authorship of math papers to measure the “collaborative distance” between a person and the mathematician Paul Erdős. I applied this same type of thinking to sports and went looking for the Center of the NBA Universe.

You can also play around with the project

Published in Digital Humanities

One Comment

  1. I tried it a couple of times,and it’s pretty cool. But I do hope, for the benefit of the planet, that someone at Harvard is working on saving the world instead of an NBA trivia game!

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