LeBron James Hits Massive Milestone Beating NBA, NFL and MLB Combined

Published 10/08/2021, 12:56 PM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: NBA star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers meets fans at a Nike store on September 4, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


‘The King’ LeBron James is one of the most popular figures going around. In the course of his magnanimous career in the NBA, he has become the most feared forward in the world. He has shone for the Heat, Cavaliers, and now the Lakers. Entering his 19th season in the league, James is showing no signs of rust. In fact, a spectacular off-court record awaits him now.

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At a very young age, LeBron James became a well-known personality. His immense ability in basketball was recognized soon, and he became a priced asset. In today’s digital world, celebrities get massive fan-followings via social media. The internet connects the world, and is a wonderful medium for fans to stay engaged with the ones they look up to. 36-year-old James is a revered entity, and his love is only set to get bigger soon.

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LeBron James breaches 100m mark, beats NBA, NFL and others combined

One of the most inspiring athletes due to his fitness and quality with the ball, LeBron James has attracted a massive fandom. On popular social media application Instagram, the 17-time All-star is a certified icon. On Friday, he achieved a stupendous record of amassing 100 million followers. James joins an elite list of athletes to reach the mark, which includes Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.

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With just over 2,200 posts currently, the former NBA champion has considerably fewer posts than many others to have crossed the century. A baffling statistic however, is that ‘King James’ has more followers than many professional leagues in the world. This includes the likes of the NBA (60M), NFL (21.7M), MLB (7.9M), and more. When added together, the total comes up to just under 90 million followers. And with the brand new season approaching, LeBron’s numbers show no signs of stopping.

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Los Angeles, CA, Monday, December 28, 2020 – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) looks to pass while covered by Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington (23) during first half action at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A hearty congratulations to the great LeBron James for his miraculous achievement. However, we are not surprised in the least. Rest assured, he will reach the double century mark and more. With the new campaign arriving anytime now, we hope to be congratulating the veteran in about a year’s time, this time for an on-court feat!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a Tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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