Viewed by all around the world, the NBA is packed with some of sport’s most recognizable and iconic athletes. While their contracts may be eye watering, how do their social media profiles match up?
Exploring each player’s Instagram activity, a new report by Bookies.com has managed to uncover the top 20 performers. Attributing a score to each of their number of followers, engagement rate and the media valuation of the worth of each post, Bookies.com reveals basketballs biggest social earners.
Instagram’s Richest NBA Profiles
Taking the crown and sitting high above the rest is King James, with his 83 million strong fan base – around 50 million more than the second-place competitor, earning him a staggering $324,790 per post.
Unsurprisingly, Steph Curry sits high on the list with the second biggest Instagram following. With such a substantial fan base, Curry could be slam dunking $138,148 into his bank account every time he posts on Instagram. Not bad for one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.
The top 20 NBA Instagram rich list can be seen below:
|Rank||Player (Top 20)||Followers||Cost Per Post|
|1||LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)||85,660,232||$342,640|
|2||Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors)||34,144,886||$136,579|
|3||Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards)||16,485,319||$65,941|
|4||Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)||14,638,627||$58,554|
|5||Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)||11,892,606||$47,570|
|6||James Harden (Brooklyn Nets)||11,509,836||$46,039|
|7||Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)||10,194,555||$40,778|
|8||Lonzo Ball (New Orleans Pelicans)||9,723,515||$38,894|
|9||Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)||8,959,045||$35,836|
|10||Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)||8,912,609||$35,650|
|11||Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)||8,907,862||$35,631|
|12||Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)||8,876,072||$35,504|
|13||Carmelo Anthony (Portland Trail Blazers)||7,439,862||$29,759|
|14||Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)||6,891,164||$27,565|
|15||Lamelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets)||6,818,178||$27,273|
|16||Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)||6,133,991||$24,536|
|17||Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)||5,715,319||$22,861|
|18||Ben Simmons (Washington Wizards)||5,496,920||$21,988|
|20||Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)||5,144,282||$20,577|