# Use the SportsAnalytics API for R, to accomplish the following: ...

## Question

Use the SportsAnalytics API for R, to accomplish the following:

a) Retrieve the NBA data for the 2007-2008 season.
b) Subset the data for your favorite team. Show the code you used to find:
o Which player has the best three point percentage?
o Which player has played the largest number of minutes?
o Which player has the most "Steals"?
c) Show 5 teams for the 2007-2008 season that have the most wins in descending order.
d) Use at least 5 Google charts (your choice) to show relevant data from this dataset.
e) Use gvisGeoChart function to display the location on the world map of the last 5 Basketball World Cup Champions

Please include the R code source file (including packages/libraries used, etc.) and screenshots of the outputs.

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# Importing the Sports Analytics library
library("SportsAnalytics")
# a)    Retrieve the NBA data for the 2007-2008 season.
nba_data_07_08<-fetch_NBAPlayerStatistics("07-08")

# b)   Subset the data for your favorite team. Show the code you used to find:
# Subsetting the data for favoriate team
BOS_data_07_08<-nba_data_07_08[nba_data_07_08\$Team=="BOS",]

#    Which player has the best three point percentage?
best_threes<-max(BOS_data_07_08\$three_point_per,na.rm = TRUE)
BOS_data_07_08[which(BOS_data_07_08\$three_point_per==best_threes),"Name"]
## [1] "Ray Allen"
#    Which player has played the largest number of minutes?
max_minutes<-max(BOS_data_07_08\$TotalMinutesPlayed)
BOS_data_07_08[which(BOS_data_07_08\$TotalMinutesPlayed==max_minutes),"Name"]
## [1] "Paul Pierce"
#    Which player has the most "Steals"?
max_steals<-max(BOS_data_07_08\$Steals)
BOS_data_07_08[which(BOS_data_07_08\$Steals==max_steals),"Name"]...

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