The Physique of the NBA

After all, I can draw two major conclusions from this little data visualization project:

  1. NBA players are big. And they have been getting even bigger over the years. I am 6’8” myself and my dot would be nowhere near that pattern — no matter how many push-ups I do.
  2. Weight is just a number. And so is the BMI. They are generalizations. As the term suggests, they do not apply to everyone. People tend to stress way too much over these numbers causing them to be unsatisfied with themselves. What’s important is your health. And your mental attitude towards your body and mind. There are way more meaningful things to spend your time and energy on than chasing a certain number while obsessing over things that are beyond your control.

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