Kings of Instagram: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving tops in followers among NBA stars

Kings of Instagram: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving tops in followers among NBA stars

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One metric by which the relative popularity of basketball players can be gauged is to compare how many Instagram followers they have. With Michael Jordan lacking an official account, LeBron James far and away leads the pack with more than 30 millions followers — a rather remarkable total considering he annually eschews the platform for the two-month duration of the NBA Playoffs.

KINGS OF INSTAGRAM

Basketball Kings of Instagram: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade

While James, Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving are tops on Instagram among hoopsters, can you name the remaining seven stars in the top ten? Not surprisingly, given their recent run of success, there are two Golden State Warriors represented. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has enjoyed a torrent of followers after establishing his account last fall, and the surge has pushed teammate Klay Thompson out of the top ten.

UPDATED March 26, 2018

10) CARMELO ANTHONY

Carmelo Kyam Anthony
Current team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Born May 29, 1984 📍 Brooklyn, New York
Instagram followers: 6.1 million

9) JAMES HARDEN

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James Edward Harden Jr.
Current team: Houston Rockets
Born August 26, 1989 📍 Los Angeles, California
Instagram followers: 7.2 million

8) SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal
Last team: Boston Celtics
Born March 6, 1972 📍 Newark, New Jersey
Instagram followers: 7.4 million

7) KOBE BRYANT

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Kobe Bean Bryant
Last team: Los Angeles Lakers
Born August 23, 1978 📍 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instagram followers: 8.4 million

6) KEVIN DURANT

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Kevin Wayne Durant
Current team: Golden State Warriors
Born September 29, 1988 📍 Washington, D.C.
Instagram followers: 8.4 million

5) RUSSELL WESTBROOK

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Russell Westbrook III
Current team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Born November 12, 1988 📍 Long Beach, California
Instagram followers: 10.1 million

4) DWYANE WADE

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Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Current team: Miami Heat
Born January 17, 1982 📍 Chicago, Illinois
Instagram followers: 10.6 million

3) KYRIE IRVING

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Kyrie Andrew Irving
Current team: Boston Celtics
Born March 23, 1992 📍 Melbourne, Australia
Instagram followers: 11.3 million

2) STEPH CURRY

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Wardell Stephen Curry II
Current team: Golden State Warriors
Born March 14, 1988 📍 Akron, Ohio
Instagram followers: 19.7 million

1) LEBRON JAMES

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LeBron Raymone James
Current team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Born December 30, 1984 📍 Akron, Ohio
Instagram followers: 36.2 million

2018-03-26T15:30:14+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

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