This is from the 2014 paper

Question 2a

My statement

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There is not that much data to off from LeBron as he has only been going for 10 seasons compared to Shaq.

Looking at the small amount of data from LeBron’s graph it seems that there is a fairly constant long-term trend. This can be seen by the fact that in his first season the points were around 75 and at 10 seasons his points were also around 75. This might not be the case for the other 11 seasons because this is only a small amount. Shaq seems to show a somewhat constant trend but also might be slightly decreasing. This is shown because Shaqs points on his first season are close to 60 points and by the 21st season dropped to around 55 points.

There seems to be a lot more variation in terms of points earned for Shaqs seasons played over LeBron James. This is shown by the large spikes that increase and decrease over Shaq’s 21 seasons. Looking at Lebron’s graph there are not that many significant decreases and increases in the points earned other than 1 time at around season 6. This lack of variation could also be due to fact that there is not that much data on Lebron and if we have data going up to 21 seasons then we may start to see more variation.

Lebron seems to be getting more points than Shaq during the 10 seasons. For example, Shaq earned about 60 points during his first season whereas Lebron earned about 75 points"