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10 Most Popular NBA Franchises on Social Media

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:20 IST

2017 NBA Finals - Game Four
LeBron James and Kevin Durant

The popularity and money-making capability of a team nowadays can be judged by how it is doing on the social media. In regard to a sports team, not only the marketing prowess of the management but rich history, the native city, popular culture and the team roster, guide how successful and accessible it is going to be. And believe it or not, popularity helps!

It helps you win crucial games, indirectly gets you the required amount of funds to expand the star-cast and more. On the internet, popularity in the young generation can be judged by the no. of followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. A team doing well will be regularly featured on sports talk shows.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the most popular NBA franchises.

#10 New York Knicks

New York Knicks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Kristaps Porzingis

Followers - 9.7 million [Facebook - 5.9 million; Twitter - 2.1 million; Instagram - 1.7 million]

The team hasn’t been doing well in recent times, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most marketable teams in professional sports history because of the city it represents. The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in spite of not so great roster have been consistently charging the most for their matches. They’ve done well in the recent past with Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Jeremy Lin but it's all been downhill since then.

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