If you’ve been keeping up with the first blush of the 2013-2014 NBA season, perhaps you’ve noticed a new emphasis on statistics in the media’s and your friends’ discussions about the game. This is no small change from the Jordan/Kobe shouting matches of, um, three weeks ago? From the “Goldsberry’s Graphics” showcased on Bill and Jalen’s 2013 NBA Preview on Grantland to the amazing analysis highlighted on Deadspin’s new (as of early October 2013) Regressing blog, basketball is having a statistical moment this year and it has made the game even more fascinating. Although you really owe it to yourself to dig in and get acquainted with the real gears and wheels of the NBA, start with the shooting charts for LeBron James and Steph Curry, courtesy of Kirk Goldsberry and Grantland. Geographical shooting percentages were always something we’ve talked about, but seeing them laid out like this really is a revelation. So you know what you’re looking at: red is good and green is bad.