I have tried the following code and this function doesn't work giving me an error.

"AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'findNextSiblings'"

What can I do solve this error ?

I tried removing the h_span, w_span variables and calling the soup.findNextSibling function in the loop instead of h_span.findNextSibling and it just returns an empty string , code does work.

from selenium import webdriver
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests
import os

driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path= r'E:/Summer/FirstThings/Web scraping (bucky + pdf)/webscraping/tutorials-master/chromedriver.exe')
url = 'https://www.nba.com/players/aron/baynes/203382'

soup = BeautifulSoup(driver.page_source , 'lxml')

height = ''
h_span = soup.find('p', string = 'HEIGHT')
for span in h_span.findNextSiblings():
    height = height + span.text

weight = ''
w_span = soup.find('p', string = 'WEIGHT')
for span in w_span.findNextSiblings():
    weight = weight + span.text

born = ''
b_span = soup.find('p', string = 'BORN')
for span in b_span.findNextSiblings():
    born = born + span.text



It should return the player height weight and born info in text format with the titles itself.

1 Answers

chitown88 On Best Solutions

I love working with sports data!

You're doing way too much work here. No need to use Selenium or BeautifulSoup to parse the html as nba.com offers this data in a nice json format. All you'd need to do is find the players that you need within and pull out the data you want:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup     
import requests

url = 'https://data.nba.net/prod/v1/2018/players.json'

headers = {'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36'}

jsonData = requests.get(url).json()

find_player = 'Baynes'

for player in jsonData['league']['standard']:
    if player['lastName'] == find_player:
        name = player['firstName'] + ' ' + player['lastName']
        height = player['heightFeet']  + 'ft ' + player['heightInches'] + 'in'
        weight = player['weightPounds'] + 'lbs'
        born = player['dateOfBirthUTC']

        print ('%s\n%s\n%s\n%s\n' %(name, height, weight, born))


Aron Baynes
6ft 10in