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Teams That Stay Together, Win Together

TEAMS THAT STAY TOGETHER, CHAMPS ONLY 4 yrs 14 at least 2 years older than avg. WIN TOGETHER out of 54 champion teams... 26% 89% NBA +2 yrs Teams win more as player age increases. It's not experience or talent alone that wins championships. Talented players that stick together learn to cooperate more effectively on the court, which makes them more potent competitors over time. 48 older than avg. older than league average LEGEND Championship team League average All teams -2 yrs 1957 - 1969 1980 - 1988 1980 - 1988 1991 - 1998 1999 - 2010 1999 - 2010 Celtics 3 Celtics Lakers Bulls 6. Lakers Spurs 11 championships championships championships championships championships championships 2011 PLAYOFFS Oldest 1957 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Team DAL Age 31.2 2010 31 yrs MAUERICAS Los ANGELES LAL LAKERS 30.4 AVERAGE PLAYER AGE SPURS ЕРУНЕ BOS 30.1 JAKERS и твот PISTONS 29 yrs STON RICKELS MIA 29.1 LAKERS MIAMI НЕАТ STON /ετo PISTONS SPURSSPUAS BOCKPES AKERS LAKERS LAKERS ATL 27.4 AKERS PISTONS JAKERS 27 yrs bers AKERS bulletsAKERS CHI 26.1 BUCKS 25 yrs Youngest MEM 24.5 trailblarers league eligibility (approx. min age) OKC OKC 23.6 one year after high school (-19) four years after high school (~22) immediately after high school (~18) visual ly Team age weighted by players minutes played | Data source: | NBA logo property of National Basketball Association, Inc. Data by: Idris Raja Design by: @ptvan

Teams That Stay Together, Win Together

shared by aleks on Jul 12
As the 2011 NBA Finals were approaching, Idris Raja analyzed data on previous years' winning teams and predicted - correctly - who would be victorious in 2011. It turns out that there's a relationship...


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