NBA: 10 Most Popular Current Players on Social Media
Basketball is an action-packed high-octane sport where every match keeps your eyes glued to the screen (or court if you’re one of the lucky ones watching the match live). Legendary players often become our idols and we begin to admire their lives on and off the court. Over the many NBA seasons from 1946 to the most recent 2018 season where Golden State Warriors dominated, we have come to love the sport and the players.
It has been an absolute joy to watch the progression from legendary retired players like Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and more to current exemplary players like Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Stephen Curry and the like. Be it Stephen Curry’s impeccable shooting skills or Kyrie Irving’s ball-handling skills – watching the match live or in the comfort of your home is bound to produce goosebumps.
The internet is a highly resourceful platform for us to stay up to date with all the sports news we need. Recently, LeBron James has been making big waves with his free agency decision and we are getting increasingly curious to see which players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will next sign with. Social media can be a great tool to receive fool proof updates about players. A players official social media handle is a far more reliable source than other websites.
So, without further ado, read ahead to find out the 10 most popular players on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (As of 10th July):
#10 Dwight Howard
Followers - 14 Million [Facebook - 4.7m; Twitter - 7.3m; Instagram - 2m]
Dwight Howard, who played center for the Charlotte Hornets last season, is now a member of the Washington Wizards after acquiring a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets. He is also known amongst basketball fanatics for his consistency. His love for the younger generation and the desire to help them grow into bigger and better humans is evident from his social media handles.
You can find posts about his work about spending time with kids and several adorable posts featuring his family, especially kids. He also motivates his followers to hit the gym with these amazing posts about his fitness and workout routines. It is no wonder that he is known for his magic on the court particularly when it comes to blocks, rebounds and free throw attempts.
#9 James Harden
Followers - 14.6 Million [Facebook - 1m; Twitter - 5.9m; Instagram - 7.7m]
James Edward Harden Jr. or James Harden plays for Houston Rockets and is one of the best NBA players till date. Apart from his insane skills, however, he is known also known for one other thing, particularly among fans on social media – his magnificent beard. Apart from shots of his shots, one can find pictures of him spending time with his fans and his charity work.