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.

[fusion_title size=”4″]KINGS OF INSTAGRAM[/fusion_title]

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 current players each from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors represented. What is surprising, is that the Warriors’ NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is no where to be found in the top ten due to the fact he doesn’t maintain an Instagram account.

UPDATED October 28, 2017

[fusion_title size=”4″]10) KLAY THOMPSON[/fusion_title]

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Klay Alexander Thompson
Current team: Golden State Warriors
Born February 8, 1990 📍 Los Angeles, California
Instagram followers: 4.1 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]9) CARMELO ANTHONY[/fusion_title]

Carmelo Kyam Anthony
Current team: New York Knicks
Born May 29, 1984 📍 Brooklyn, New York
Instagram followers: 5.6 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]8) JAMES HARDEN[/fusion_title]

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James Edward Harden Jr.
Current team: Houston Rockets
Born August 26, 1989 📍 Los Angeles, California
Instagram followers: 6.2 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]7) SHAQUILLE O’NEAL[/fusion_title]

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal
Last team: Boston Celtics
Born March 6, 1972 📍 Newark, New Jersey
Instagram followers: 6.4 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]6) KOBE BRYANT[/fusion_title]

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Kobe Bean Bryant
Last team: Los Angeles Lakers
Born August 23, 1978 📍 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instagram followers: 7.8 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]5) RUSSELL WESTBROOK[/fusion_title]

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Russell Westbrook III
Current team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Born November 12, 1988 📍 Long Beach, California
Instagram followers: 8.9 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]4) DWYANE WADE[/fusion_title]

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Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Current team: Chicago Bulls
Born January 17, 1982 📍 Chicago, Illinois
Instagram followers: 9.9 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]3) KYRIE IRVING[/fusion_title]

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Kyrie Andrew Irving
Current team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Born March 23, 1992 📍 Melbourne, Australia
Instagram followers: 10.3 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]2) STEPH CURRY[/fusion_title]

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Wardell Stephen Curry II
Current team: Golden State Warriors
Born March 14, 1988 📍 Akron, Ohio
Instagram followers: 17.8 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]1) LEBRON JAMES[/fusion_title]

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LeBron Raymone James
Current team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Born December 30, 1984 📍 Akron, Ohio
Instagram followers: 33.3 million

2017-10-28T10:46:30+00:00 October 28th, 2017|

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