Use basketball stats to optimize game play with Visual Studio Code, inspired by SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

Data Scientist
Visual Studio Code
Azure Static Web Apps

Inspired by the new film Space Jam: A New Legacy, this learning path shows basketball fans how an understanding of data science and coding can support their passions, create opportunities, and even open doors to possible careers. Develop skills in Visual Studio Code, Azure, GitHub, JavaScript, and Python, to gain insights into how individual moments throughout a player's history can lead to a critical game decision in the finals.

Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny in the animated/live-action event "Space Jam: A New Legacy," from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.

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This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safely by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.'s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It's Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

In this learning path you will:

  • Use Python, Pandas, and Visual Studio Code to understand basketball stats
  • Use machine learning to cleanse and impute missing data from datasets
  • Discover how to identify bimodal data across human and Tune Squad basketball players
  • Explore the CodeTour extension in Visual Studio Code for code writing guidance
  • Create a Water Break App with JavaScript and Azure static web apps
  • Use GitHub Actions to deploy your app to the cloud


This learning path is part of a multimodal learning experience. Start the first module to see how you can follow along!

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Modules in this learning path

By using anonymized data from real and animated basketball players in the upcoming film Space Jam: A New Legacy, create a machine learning model to cleanse data to be used during games. Also explore bimodal data distributions by using Python in Visual Studio Code.

Use JavaScript, Azure, GitHub, and Visual Studio Code to write a web app that helps the Tune Squad coach make data-based decisions on the basketball court, inspired by SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY.

Discover the fundamentals of Mixed Reality and prepare the resources you need to create an interactive experience for basketball fans and coaches inspired by Space Jam: A New Legacy.

In this learning module, we'll introduce you to the core concepts of building Mixed Reality experiences with Babylon.js. We'll create a simple WebXR app that can be run cross-platform.

Use C#, Visual Studio, Unity, and the Mixed Reality Toolkit to create an interactive virtual reality experience compatible with the HoloLens. Inspired by Space Jam: A New Legacy, you create an experience for coaches and fans to learn more about the Tune Squad.