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CNB Sports News: The NBA Instagram Rich List

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A new report has revealed which of our favorite NBA stars are balling most off the court.

  • Taking the crown is the king of the court, Lebron James, who could be charging upwards of $342,790 per Instagram post
  • Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving sit high up on the list, all making over $50,000 per post
  • Brooklyn Nets produce the most popular off-court ballers, with 4 out the top 20 playing for the Nets

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.comreveals 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 (Los Angeles Lakers)

6,133,991

$24,536

17

Luka Doncic (Golden State Warriors)

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 (Brooklyn Nets)

5,144,282

$20,577

[ENDS]Full information at: https://bookies.com/news/the-nba-instagram-rich-list

Methodology

To calculate the amount a player could earn per Instagram post we first found the most followed NBA player accounts on Instagram. We then conducted social listening across all accounts which discovered the follower growth, engagement rate and branded content frequency for each account. Engagement rate is calculated as total engagement (likes and shares) divided by total followers.

The social listening data estimates that a user can earn $0.004 per post, per follower. This number is based on the average taken across millions of profiles audited within the social listening tool.

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