LeBron James’ Lakers Trumps New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers in Ultimate Popularity Contest

Published 12/16/2021, 1:30 PM EST


As the year comes to an end, many social media sites have released their yearly rankings. The most famous one is Spotify Wrapped, in which users can see their top artists, songs, etc. The 2021 “Year on Twitter” by Front Office Sports is out the Lakers have dominated all the lists of the yearly roundup.

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List of top 10 Teams

The Los Angeles Lakers have topped the list for 2021’s “Most tweeted teams” beating teams from the NFL and MLB. New York Yankees, a popular Major League Baseball team, and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League finished below the Lakers.

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Although the NFL is the most popular league in the United States, the Packers were no match for LA Lakers. The Lakers are a hugely popular team having the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.

The list also had the likes of Los Angeles Dodgers from Major League Baseball and the New York Knicks from the NBA. Atlanta Braves are in 10th place despite being the current champions of MLB.

LeBron James also tops the list for the most tweeted about male athlete while the Tokyo Olympics take the number 1 spot for the top sporting event of the year.

LA Lakers net worth:

The NBA ranks high among the richest sporting leagues in the world. The teams present in the league also have unbelievable net worths owing to the popularity of the sport.

The most recognizable face in the NBA is definitely the LA Lakers. With stars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis, it is difficult to stay out of the limelight. The Lakers are valued at around $5.5 billion according to Forbes.

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Nov 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Sacramento Kings center Tristan Thompson (13) shoots a ball over Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

 

Most of their money comes from TV deals, advertising, ticket, and merchandise sales. Although the world shut down because of the pandemic, the NBA team values kept on increasing. The Lakers team value has risen by 20% in the past year.

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Despite raking in such enormous numbers, the Lakers are nowhere near the top in terms of team value. The New York Knicks lead the list with an approximate team value of around $5.8 billion. The Golden State Warriors come in second with a reported net worth of $5.6 billion.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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