Social media is an important mode for the players to connect and communicate with their fans. Instagram is a popular social media application among all the basketball players. Most of these players not only use the app to connect to their fans but make money out of it from various endorsements.
Here are the top 5 basketball players with the most followers on Instagram.
5. Kevin Durant | 11.7 million followers
One of the most deadly players in the NBA, Kevin Durant has a massive fan following. Ever since he joined the league in 2007, he had a good reputation amongst the fans. Lately, he gained more respect from the fans when he played an NBA Finals game coming off an ACL injury, for the Golden State Warriors against the Toronto Raptors. He now plays for the Brooklyn Nets, trying to win a championship for them.
4. Kyrie Irving | 14.2 million followers
Probably one of the most controversial players in the NBA, Kyrie Irving too has one of the biggest fan followings in the whole of the league. Kyrie made a name for himself being the first pick of the 2011 draft. Ever since he won the historic championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers, his fan following has only risen. This season, he teams up with Kevin Durant at the Brooklyn Nets in the hope for a championship.
3. Russell Westbrook | 15.9 million followers
One of the most dynamic players in the league has been Oklahoma’s favourite since he was drafted by their organisation back in 2008. He played for the organisation for 11 years, despite not winning even one championship. He is loved all around the globe because of his positive attitude and aggressive style of play on the court. He now plays for the Washington Wizards in aspirations of winning his first NBA championship over there.
2. Stephen Curry | 32.2 million followers
Stephen Curry is one of the, if not the most loved player in the whole of the NBA. He has not evolved how the game has played, but also inspired millions of children all around the globe. Curry was drafted by the Warriors back in 2009, and he still represents Golden State in his 12th season. As a Warrior, Curry has won back-to-back MVPs, been a six-time All-Star and a 3-time NBA champion.
1. LeBron James | 76.3 million followers
LeBron James has the biggest fan following in the whole of the league. He is arguably the best player to ever step on the basketball court. He has led the jersey sales of NBA players for many seasons. He was the most anticipated player entering the NBA, as a high-school student. He gained a lot of love when he promised and did deliver a championship to the city of Cleveland. He now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won a championship this past season and hopes to win more with the team.