B's Data Stories

NBA Market Size and Expected Success

I wanted to explore the relationship between NBA media market size and overall playoff success. 

There has long been a trope that big market teams get more talent because of their fiscal advantage over small market teams, and that NBA favors big market teams because of that fiscal incentive.

Based on these visualizations, this is just not true. In fact, I think these make a good argument that small market teams actually do slightly better on the whole than their big market counterparts.