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LeBron James leads the NBA Instagram rich list

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Viewed by all around the world, the NBA is packed with some of sport’s most...

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
19 J.R. Smith 5,282,456 $21,130
20 Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers) 5,144,282 $20,577

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