NBA on Twitter - Report on Top NBA Players and Teams on Twitter

Inside the NBA Twittersphere

October 2009
By Sysomos Inc.

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Given Twitter's growing popularity, we decided to look on how National Basketball Association (NBA) players are using the micro-blogging service. For each of the 30 teams, we identified the accounts of players using Twitter. We then compiled various statistics to get a better handle on Twitter engagement per team, as well as follower/followed relationships within each team and across the league.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • The most popular NBA players (having the most followers on Twitter) are the Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaquille O'Neal, followed by the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce and the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard
  • The most active NBA players (having the most NBA friends) is the Phoenix Suns' Jason Richardson, followed by the Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut and the San Antonio Spurs' Roger Mason Jr.
  • The most active NBA player on Twitter (average number of tweets per day) is the Boston Celtics' Marquis Daniels, followed by the Toronto Raptors' Reggie Evans and the Washington Wizards' Fabricio Oberto
  • The most "dense" team (players following their teammates) is the Philadelphia 76ers
  • The most "NBA social" team (players following players on other teams) is the Detroit Pistons
  • The most popular team on NBA (having the most NBA followers from other teams) is the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • The most "Twitter social" team (players following the most people on Twitter) is the Chicago Bulls
  • The most popular team on Twitter (in terms of its players being followed by the most people on Twitter) is Cleveland Cavaliers, not surprising given the Cavs' players include superstars LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal

NBA players that tweet the most

In the table below, we show the top-10 most active players on Twitter, measured by their average number of tweets per day.

NBA player Average number of tweets per day
Source: sysomos.com
Marquis Daniels (lambo6) 13.22
Reggie Evans (reggieevans30) 9.65
Fabricio Oberto (obricio7) 8.83
Brandon Jennings (bjennings3) 7.09
Dwyane Wade (dwadeofficial) 7.02
Nate Robinson (nate_robinson) 5.45
Jason Thompson (jtthekid) 4.58
Sonny Weems (sonny13) 3.00
Stephen Curry (stephencurry30) 2.02
Ty Lawson (tylawson3) 1.75

Popular and active NBA Twitter players

It is interesting to examine NBA players in terms of the number of people they follow and their followers. Here are the NBA players who follow the most people on Twitter:

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 4134
T.J. Ford (tj_ford) 1255
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 827
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 567
Paul Pierce (paulpierce34) 515
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 479
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 378
Rasual Butler (rasualbutler45) 322
DaJuan Summers (dsummers35) 316

The table below shows the NBA players that follow the most other players within the league.

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Jason Richardson (jrich23) 62
Andrew Bogut (andrewmbogut) 59
Roger Mason Jr. (moneymase) 53
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 44
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 42
Jared Dudley (jareddudley619) 37
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 28
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 25
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 24
Mario Chalmers (mister6clutch) 23

Similarly, here are the NBA players followed by the most people on Twitter:

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 2436639
Paul Pierce (paulpierce34) 1242335
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 1193675
Lamar Odom (reallamarodom) 208429
Derek Fisher (derekfisher) 153617
Dwyane Wade (dwadeofficial) 110281
Steve Nash (the_real_nash) 94519
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 89885
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 80535
Jason Terry (jasonterry31) 80129

Below, here's a table of NBA players having the most NBA followers:

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 69
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 42
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 42
Kevin Durant (kevindurant35) 38
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 28
Dwyane Wade (dwadeofficial) 28
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 28
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 26
Steve Nash (the_real_nash) 26
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 25

Popular and active NBA teams on the NBA twittersphere

Based on our study, we discovered all teams have at least one player with an active Twitter account. However, the number of players on Twitter varies from team to team. To measure how players on a team follow each other and players on other teams, we created a measure of a team's "density" on Twitter. We express density as a number between zero and one. The closer the density value to one, the closer the team is to having every player follow every other player on his team. Below is the list of the five most "dense" teams on Twitter.

NBA team
Source: sysomos.com
76ers
Detroit Pistons
Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Clippers
Thunder OKC

Naturally, players follow other NBA players on other teams. Below is the top five teams in which players follow the most NBA players from other teams.

NBA team
Source: sysomos.com
Detroit Pistons
Phoenix Suns
Orlando Magic
Milwaukee Bucks
Chicago Bulls

Below is the top five teams in which players are followed the most by NBA players on other teams.

NBA team
Source: sysomos.com
Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic
Detroit Pistons
Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Clippers

Popular and active NBA teams on Twitter

The tables above show the popularity of certain teams among NBA players. It is interesting, however, to look at the behavior of teams with respect to the general Twitter population (not just NBA players). Here are NBA teams that have players following the most people on Twitter:

NBA team
Source: sysomos.com
Chicago Bulls
Orlando Magic
Pacers

And here are the NBA teams in which the players are followed the most by people on Twitter:

NBA team
Source: sysomos.com
Cleveland Cavaliers
Boston Celtics
Orlando Magic

Popular and active NBA players from each teams

Below, we provide four tables for each team:

  • (a) a list of players that follow the most people on Twitter
  • (b) a list of players that follow the most NBA players
  • (c) a list of players that are followed by the most people on Twitter
  • (d) a list of players that are followed by the most NBA players

By default, up to three players are displayed for each table. Fewer entries are displayed if there are less than three players with active Twitter accounts on a team.


Boston Celtics

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Paul Pierce (paulpierce34) 515
Marquis Daniels (lambo6) 101
Shelden Williams (sheldenwilliams) 76

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Shelden Williams (sheldenwilliams) 6
J.R. Giddens (jgidd4) 5
Kevin Garnett (thereal_kg) 3

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Paul Pierce (paulpierce34) 1242335
Kevin Garnett (thereal_kg) 34342
Ray Allen (sugarray20) 10469

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Paul Pierce (paulpierce34) 18
Ray Allen (sugarray20) 8
Shelden Williams (sheldenwilliams) 6




Nets

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Terrance Williams (therealtwill) 60
Chris Douglas-Roberts (cdouglasroberts) 41
Brook Lopez (brooklopez) 22

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Terrance Williams (therealtwill) 11
Rafer Alston (the_real_alston) 7
Chris Douglas-Roberts (cdouglasroberts) 4

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Terrance Williams (therealtwill) 14773
Chris Douglas-Roberts (cdouglasroberts) 6426
Devin Harris (devin34harris) 3838

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Terrance Williams (therealtwill) 16
Chris Douglas-Roberts (cdouglasroberts) 10
Devin Harris (devin34harris) 2




New York Knicks

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Nate Robinson (nate_robinson) 187
Joe Crawford (joecrawford5) 43
Al Harrington (a7harrington) 33

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Nate Robinson (nate_robinson) 16
Al Harrington (a7harrington) 4
Joe Crawford (joecrawford5) 2

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Nate Robinson (nate_robinson) 35278
Joe Crawford (joecrawford5) 5844
Al Harrington (a7harrington) 2021

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Nate Robinson (nate_robinson) 23
Al Harrington (a7harrington) 2
Joe Crawford (joecrawford5) 2




76ers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Andre Iguodala (ai9) 59
Royal Ivey (royaltivey) 39

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Andre Iguodala (ai9) 9
Royal Ivey (royaltivey) 7

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Andre Iguodala (ai9) 25351
Royal Ivey (royaltivey) 2548

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Andre Iguodala (ai9) 18
Royal Ivey (royaltivey) 8




Raptors

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 827
DeMar DeRozan (demar_derozan) 102
Sonny Weems (sonny13) 51

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
DeMar DeRozan (demar_derozan) 20
Reggie Evans (reggieevans30) 9
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 8

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 74449
DeMar DeRozan (demar_derozan) 18001
Jarrett Jack (jarrettjack03) 3172

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Bosh (chrisbosh) 28
DeMar DeRozan (demar_derozan) 16
Jarrett Jack (jarrettjack03) 4




Cleveland Cavaliers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 567
LeBron James (lebronjames) 2

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 3
LeBron James (lebronjames) 0

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 2436639
LeBron James (lebronjames) 4749

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Shaquille O'Neal (the_real_shaq) 69
LeBron James (lebronjames) 0




Detroit Pistons

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 378
DaJuan Summers (dsummers35) 316
Austin Daye (adaye5) 52

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 42
Austin Daye (adaye5) 20
DaJuan Summers (dsummers35) 11

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 60594
DaJuan Summers (dsummers35) 4944
Austin Daye (adaye5) 2888

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Charlie Villanueva (cv31) 25
Austin Daye (adaye5) 14
DaJuan Summers (dsummers35) 8




Pacers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
T.J. Ford (tj_ford) 1255
Troy Murphy (troy_murphy) 44
Tyler Hansbrough (thans50) 14

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
T.J. Ford (tj_ford) 22
Troy Murphy (troy_murphy) 9
Tyler Hansbrough (thans50) 2

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Danny Granger (dgranger33) 17502
T.J. Ford (tj_ford) 11974
Troy Murphy (troy_murphy) 6010

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Danny Granger (dgranger33) 14
T.J. Ford (tj_ford) 9
Troy Murphy (troy_murphy) 6




Milwaukee Bucks

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Andrew Bogut (andrewmbogut) 214
Charlie Bell (flintstone14) 100
Joe Alexander (seejoedunk) 62

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Andrew Bogut (andrewmbogut) 59
Charlie Bell (flintstone14) 15
Joe Alexander (seejoejunk) 0

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Andrew Bogut (andrewmbogut) 11550
Charlie Bell (flintstone14) 4831
Joe Alexander (seejoedunk) 1459

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Andrew Bogut (andrewmbogut) 7
Charlie Bell (flintstone14) 6
Joe Alexander (seejoedunk) 2




Atlanta Hawks

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Zaza Pachulia (zaza27) 30
Al Horford (al_horford) 23

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Al Horford (al_horford) 4
Zaza Pachulia (zaza27) 0

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Zaza Pachulia (zaza27) 3794
Al Horford (al_horford) 1545

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Zaza Pachulia (zaza27) 5
Al Horford (al_horford) 2




Charlotte Bobcats

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Nazr Mohammed (nazrmohammed) 89
Gerald Henderson (ghjr09) 56
Tyson Chandler (tysonchandler) 3

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Nazr Mohammed (nazrmohammed) 17
Gerald Henderson (ghjr09) 6
Tyson Chandler (tysonchandler) 1

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Tyson Chandler (tysonchandler) 22014
Nazr Mohammed (nazrmohammed) 4921
Gerald Henderson (ghjr09) 2342

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Tyson Chandler (tysonchandler) 16
Nazr Mohammed (nazrmohammed) 8
Gerald Henderson (ghjr09) 1




Miami Heat

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 304
Dorell Wright (dwrightway) 241
Jermaine O'Neal (jermaineoneal) 136

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 28
Mario Chalmers (mister6clutch) 23
Dorell Wright (dwrightway) 20

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwyane Wade (dwadeofficial) 110281
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 89885
Mario Chalmers (mister6clutch) 72337

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwyane Wade (dwadeofficial) 28
Quentin Richardson (qrich) 19
Dorell Wright (dwrightway) 14




Orlando Magic

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 4134
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 479
Adonal Foyle (afoyle3131) 20

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 44
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 16
Adonal Foyle (afoyle3131) 1

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 1193675
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 19349
Adonal Foyle (afoyle3131) 1520

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Dwight Howard (dwighthoward) 42
Rashard Lewis (rashard_lewis) 9
Adonal Foyle (afoyle3131) 2




Wizards

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Randy Foye (randyfoye) 120
Fabricio Oberto (obricio7) 45
Mike James (mikejames7) 23

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Fabricio Oberto (obricio7) 5
Mike James (mikejames7) 3
Mike Miller (m33m) 1

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Fabricio Oberto (obricio7) 73111
Randy Foye (randyfoye) 8947
Mike Miller (m33m) 7091

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Mike Miller (m33m) 8
Fabricio Oberto (obricio7) 7
Mike James (mikejames7) 4




Sacramento Kings

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Jason Thompson (jtthekid) 98
Donte Greene (dontegreene) 64
Sean May (bigmay42) 48

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Donte Greene (dontegreene) 10
Sean May (bigmay42) 9
Jason Thompson (jtthekid) 8

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Francisco Garcia (cisco32) 72054
Donte Greene (dontegreene) 7902
Jason Thompson (jtthekid) 6640

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Donte Greene (dontegreene) 12
Francisco Garcia (cisco32) 11
Sean May (bigmay42) 10




Phoenix Suns

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Jason Richardson (jrich23) 226
Jared Dudley (jareddudley619) 195
Amar'e Stoudemire (amareisreal) 100

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Jason Richardson (jrich23) 62
Jared Dudley (jareddudley619) 37
Amar'e Stoudemire (amareisreal) 8

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Steve Nash (the_real_nash) 94519
Amar'e Stoudemire (amareisreal) 35660
Jason Richardson (jrich23) 26594

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Steve Nash (the_real_nash) 26
Jared Dudley (jareddudley619) 19
Jason Richardson (jrich23) 16




Los Angeles Lakers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Ron Artest (96truwarierqb) 91
Lamar Odom (reallamarodom) 48
Derek Fisher (derekfisher) 19

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Lamar Odom (reallamarodom) 6
Ron Artest (96truwarierqb) 2
Derek Fisher (derekfisher) 2

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Lamar Odom (reallamarodom) 208429
Derek Fisher (derekfisher) 153617
Ron Artest (96truwarierqb) 35338

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Lamar Odom (reallamarodom) 23
Derek Fisher (derekfisher) 16
Ron Artest (96truwarierqb) 7




Los Angeles Clippers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Rasual Butler (rasualbutler45) 322
Craig Smith (csmeezy5) 57
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 44

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Craig Smith (csmeezy5) 20
Blake Griffin (blakegriffin) 13
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 12

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 80535
Blake Griffin (blakegriffin) 41980
Rasual Butler (rasualbutler45) 8182

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Baron Davis (baron_davis) 42
Blake Griffin (blakegriffin) 12
Rasual Butler (rasualbutler45) 12




Warriors

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Speedy Claxton (speeddeamon) 49
Stephen Curry (stephencurry30) 34

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Speedy Claxton (speeddeamon) 13
Stephen Curry (stephencurry30) 6

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Stephen Curry (stephencurry30) 28322
Speedy Claxton (speeddeamon) 3335

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Stephen Curry (stephencurry30) 11
Speedy Claxton (speeddeamon) 6




Utah Jazz

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Eric Maynor (emaynor3) 67
Deron Williams (d_will_8_4real) 49
Kyle Korver (kylekorver) 2

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Eric Maynor (emaynor3) 15
Deron Williams (d_will_8_4real) 9
Kyle Korver (kylekorver) 1

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Deron Williams (d_will_8_4real) 17615
Eric Maynor (emaynor3) 3489
Kyle Korver (kylekorver) 149

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Deron Williams (d_will_8_4real) 15
C.J. Miles (cjmiles34) 7
Eric Maynor (emaynor3) 6




Thunder OKC

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Durant (kevindurant35) 244
James Harden (jhard13) 70
Jeff Green (jeff_green22) 46

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Durant (kevindurant35) 20
James Harden (jhard13) 16
Russell Westbrook (russwest44) 9

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Durant (kevindurant35) 76022
Russell Westbrook (russwest44) 12789
Nick Collison (nickcollison4) 6942

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Durant (kevindurant35) 38
Russell Westbrook (russwest44) 18
James Harden (jhard13) 15




Portland Trail Blazers

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Travis Outlaw (travis25outlaw) 47
Patrick Mills (patty_mills) 19
Jerryd Bayless (jbay4) 13

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Travis Outlaw (travis25outlaw) 19
Jerryd Bayless (jbay4) 7
Patrick Mills (patty_mills) 5

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Rudy Fernandez (rudy5fernandez) 9838
Jerryd Bayless (jbay4) 7417
Travis Outlaw (travis25outlaw) 5203

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Travis Outlaw (travis25outlaw) 6
Patrick Mills (patty_mills) 5
Jerryd Bayless (jbay4) 4




Minnesota Timberwolves

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Brian Cardinal (cardinal_brian) 66
Kevin Love (kevin_love) 66
Jonny Flynn (j_flynn) 60

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Love (kevin_love) 13
Jonny Flynn (j_flynn) 12
Brian Cardinal (cardinal_brian) 7

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Love (kevin_love) 39277
Ricky Rubio (rickyrubio9) 11397
Jonny Flynn (j_flynn) 5989

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Kevin Love (kevin_love) 15
Jonny Flynn (j_flynn) 12
Brian Cardinal (cardinal_brian) 8




Denver Nuggets

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Ty Lawson (tylawson3) 61
Johan Petro (frenchi27) 27

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Johan Petro (frenchi27) 3
Ty Lawson (tylawson3) 1

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Johan Petro (frenchi27) 67545
Ty Lawson (tylawson3) 3480

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Johan Petro (frenchi27) 2
Ty Lawson (tylawson3) 2




San Antonio Spurs

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Roger Mason Jr. (moneymase) 178
Marus Williams (mw1ll) 116
DeJuan Blair (dejuan45) 37

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Roger Mason Jr. (moneymase) 53
Michael Finley (da_finster) 10
DeJuan Blair (dejuan45) 0

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Roger Mason Jr. (moneymase) 9064
DeJuan Blair (dejuan45) 5784
Michael Finley (da_finster) 3396

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Roger Mason Jr. (moneymase) 14
Michael Finley (da_finster) 4
DeJuan Blair (dejuan45) 2




New Orleans Hornets

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 126
Julian Wright (jujubee32) 69

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 24
Julian Wright (jujubee32) 13

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 60354
Julian Wright (jujubee32) 3709

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Chris Paul (oneandonlycp3) 26
Julian Wright (jujubee32) 7




Memphis Grizzlies

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Marus Williams (mw1ll) 116
Hasheem Thabeet (hasheemthedream) 106
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 106

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 25
Hasheem Thabeet (hasheemthedream) 11
Sam Young (samyoung4) 6

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Allen Iverson (alleniverson) 69747
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 31276
Hasheem Thabeet (hasheemthedream) 17899

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Rudy Gay (rudygay22) 28
Allen Iverson (alleniverson) 11
Hasheem Thabeet (hasheemthedream) 10




Houston Rockets

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Carl Landry (carllandry14) 71
Aaron Brooks (thirty2zero) 69
Kyle Lowry (klow7) 46

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Kyle Lowry (klow7) 12
Dikembe Mutombo (thereal_mutombo) 3
Aaron Brooks (thirty2zero) 3

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Aaron Brooks (thirty2zero) 5824
Kyle Lowry (klow7) 2313
Carl Landry (carllandry14) 942

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Kyle Lowry (klow7) 6
Aaron Brooks (thirty2zero) 4
Carl Landry (carllandry14) 0




Dallas Mavericks

(a) players that follow the most people on Twitter

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Shawn Marion (matrix31) 223
Drew Gooden (drewgooden) 44
Jason Terry (jasonterry31) 19

(b) players that follow the most NBA players

Twitter account friend count
Source: sysomos.com
Shawn Marion (matrix31) 19
Drew Gooden (drewgooden) 7
Jason Terry (jasonterry31) 3

(c) players with the most followers on Twitter

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Jason Terry (jasonterry31) 80129
Shawn Marion (matrix31) 33740
Drew Gooden (drewgooden) 8060

(d) players with the most NBA followers

Twitter account follower count
Source: sysomos.com
Shawn Marion (matrix31) 16
Drew Gooden (drewgooden) 9
Jason Terry (jasonterry31) 8

Connections within the NBA twittersphere

The graph below show who follows whom in this 129-member group.

Complete Graph (9 MB):

Inside the NBA Twittersphere




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