Best NBA Players to Follow on Social Media
Who doesn’t love to follow their favorite celebrities and athletes on social media? Between the funny Tweets and glamorous Instagram photos, there’s a lot to look forward to. It can make you love the game that much more. And the NBA is full of great players to follow online.
Following your favorite players on social media can be more than entertaining, too — It can be informative. You might gather insights into how the season might play out or how the players might perform on the court. Combine this with watching the games, following analysis and trends online, and watching game commentary, and you’ll be the most informed NBA fan around, which can help from everything to placing bets to knowing what’s what when you’re with your friends.
So, who should you follow on social media? Here are the NBA players you should be following right now:
Considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time (and certainly one of the greatest currently in the league), James currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he’s been since 2018. Among his many accomplishments are four NBA MVP titles, two Olympic gold medals, and three NBA championships. James is the most followed NBA player on social media by a long shot with 52.6 million Instagram followers (@kingjames) and 44 million Twitter followers (@KingJames). Check out his pages for style, business partnerships, personal life, and NBA content.
Who wouldn’t want to follow this six-time NBA All-Star? As a point guard for the Golden State Warriors, Curry has helped them to win three NBA championships. Next to James, he’s one of the most recognizable faces currently in the NBA. He has 27.5 million followers on Instagram (@stephencurry30) and 13.8 million on Twitter (@StephenCurry30). On his pages you’ll find content on game commentary, business partnerships, and what’s going on in his personal life.
Harden has played as a shooting guard for the Houston Rockets since 2012. Although he doesn’t have the follower count of some of the top players, Harden is one of the most-followed NBA players on social media with 10.7 million Instagram followers (@jharden13) and 6.48 million Twitter followers (@JHarden13). On Instagram he’s known primarily for his style (he is currently partnered with Adidas), but he also posts plenty of NBA-related content.
Another player for the Houston Rockets, Westbrook just got his start with the Rockets this year. Among his many accomplishments are winning the NBA All-Star title eight times and winning a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. He has 6.22 million followers on Twitter (@russwest44) and 14.1 million followers on Instagram (@russwest44). Besides NBA content, he typically posts silly photos or videos, fashion content, or personal content. He’s a great choice to follow if you’re looking to get to know the man behind the NBA uniform.
Recently signed with the Brooklyn Nets, Durant is one of the best players currently in the NBA. Over the years he has won numerous awards and honors (he’s a 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion) in addition to landing many sponsorships and business deals. Durant has 17.9 million Twitter followers (@KDTrey5) and 11.6 Instagram followers (@easymoneysniper). And if you can’t tell already from his Instagram username, he’s all about the silly humor. Follow him to stay up to date with what he’s got going on in the NBA and off the court.
This Brooklyn Nets player has won six NBA All-Star titles and one NBA championship. Off the court he’s known for his artistic interests like singing, dancing, and playing the saxophone. On Instagram he has 13.4 million followers (@kyrieirving) and on Twitter he has 4.32 million followers (@KyrieIrving). His Instagram tends to veer on the artistic side due to his personal interests, so expect to see a lot of (literally) colorful content.
Following some of the best NBA players on social media can really amp up how you watch and engage with the game — and how much you get out of it.