Monday, June 16, 2014

Heat vs Spurs - Heat Map

Congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs on winning the NBA championship on Saturday night. More importantly congratulations on winning the inevitable CartoDB animated map of worldwide Twitter mentions.

The #NBAfinals map visualizes Tweets mentioning San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat before, during and after the final championship game. Despite some early support for the Heat during their early lead the map shows that overall there were far more mentions for the Spurs.

This is quite a turn around for the Spurs. Check out the 2013 NBA Playoffs Twitter map from CartoDB which seems to show that during last year's NBA championship finals the Miami Heat were the more popular team on Twitter.

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