NBA: LeBron, LA Lakers dominate Twitter in offseason


Posted at Oct 17 2018 06:05 PM

LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker. Reuters

It’s NBA season once again and fans couldn’t wait to see what’s going to happen with their favorite NBA teams.

A lot of NBA topics were discussed on Twitter during the offseason, and LeBron James’s move to the Los Angeles Lakers was perhaps the most talked about topics in the NBA Twitterverse.

Based on Twitter data, the most tweeted about moments during the offseason are:

1. LeBron James signs with Lakers (generated 55K Tweets per Minute; 7/1/18 8:09 PM)
2. Demarcus Cousins signs with Warriors (generated 21K Tweets per Minute; 7/2/2018 8:43 PM)
3. Lance Stephenson signs with Lakers (generated 12K Tweets per Minute; 7/1/2018 10:30 PM)

James also led the list of top NBA personalities most mentioned on Twitter:

1. LeBron James (@KingJames)
2. Kawhi Leonard (@kawhileonard)
3. DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins)
4. Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving)
5. Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili)

When it comes to teams, the Los Angeles Lakers, not the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, were the talk of the town, again because of James.

1. Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers)
2. Golden State Warriors (@warriors)
3. Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs)
4. Boston Celtics (@celtics)
5. Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers)

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