January 12, 2023

How Top NBA Stars Use Social Media

Most popular sports athletes have a sprawling internet following, making them influencers by default. The NBA stars are no different. However, some are known to wield tremendous use of their platforms more than others.

Over the years, several basketballers have pushed various social causes via their pages. Both good and otherwise. And they either had significant positive impacts or raised a lot of controversies. Consequently, the social media tool puts NBA sportsmen among the forefront celebrities globally. In this article, we’ll be discussing our most followed and active NBA picks today.

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is an American basketballer who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. For a professional career starting in 2011 with the Cavaliers, the star has achieved a reputable lot. He’s a seven-time NBA All-Star and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2012. Moreover, he is a FIBA Basketball World Cup gold medalist, among other awards.

Having appeared in numerous TV shows and promoted renowned brands like Nike and Pepsi, Kyrie has caught various eyes. His shoes rank among the best-selling in the Nike store. Presently, he has over 22 million followers across his social media spaces.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Speaking of the Milwaukee Greek Freak, Giannis is of Nigerian descent but was born and raised in Athens. Being a consecutive two-year NBA Most Valuable Player in 2019 and 2020, the 28-year-old has his speed, physique, strength, and incredible skills to his advantage. Likewise, he has received six All-Star selections, one of which he was a captain.

Giannis also belongs in the category of players that won two MVP awards at a young age (before 26). The same as the likes of the all-time stars LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Undoubtedly, this fantastic record of the Greek-Nigerian player, his ambassadorship affiliation, and his on-sale kit collection make him recognized online. On his Instagram, he has more than 13.9 million followers. While on Twitter, he has amassed close to 3 million buffs.

Russel Westbrook

Russel’s ascension to the NBA is no misappropriation of a fierce determination based on the backstory of his friend’s demise, Khelcey Barrs III. Another who could have been a reckoning in the game today. This has made the Los Angeles Lakers player a symbol of great repute shortly after joining the sport.

The Hawthorne brought-up is a nine-time All-Star and an MVP awardee for the 2016/2017 season. Moreover, he is one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double in one season.

Russel has put smiles on countless faces via his humanitarian setup and social presence. Through his media platforms, he has over 25 million fans.

Kevin Durant

Many athletes avoid online drama, which answers why those who aren’t active avoid the virtual space. Conversely, a few are known to be the faces of recurrent banters and discussions. Kevin Durant fits in this group since he fancies sports debates and often lets out his opinions.

Career-wise, Durant is a juggernaut of the game. His recognitions involve an MVP award, two-time NBA champion, and NBA All-Rookie of the Year, among others. He has about 20.6 million Twitter followers and above 12 million on Instagram.

Stephen Curry

Steph is a Warriors dunk wizard. He’s also among the few athletes changing the sport and inspiring youngsters. As an eight-time NBA All-Star and eight-time All-NBA selection, one would expect nothing less.

The three-pointer has two MVPs, one final and another in an All-Star game, and four NBA championships. He’s known for posting videos of trends, humor, his practice sessions, and also some family shots. On his Instagram alone, he has 47.9 million followers.

LeBron James

Outside the basketball domain, LeBron is a well-respected personality. Not to talk of within the courts. He’s an active user of his media pages and has over 150 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined.

Usually, his posts are about commercials, politics, and the game. It might surprise you that he mostly has more engagements than the NBA sites.

And for the Lakers and the entire NBA community, LeBron is a figure of immeasurable feat professionally and in the outer world.

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