The Most Watched Basketball Video of 2021 Features neither Jordan, LeBron or Any NBA Star

Published 12/22/2021, 4:00 PM EST


The year 2021 is coming to an end. And what a year it has been for sports, from the Tokyo Olympics to the NBA, it has had some fantastic sporting moments and also controversies. Various social media platforms have started to release their most searched athletes and personalities of the year.

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So you must be wondering what the most popular basketball video is?

The most-watched video of the year:

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Popular names like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant dominate the basketball world both on and off the court. Unfortunately, they failed to secure the top spot of most viewed video on the internet. Giannis Antetokounmpo is also not the name, who led his team to the first NBA championship in the past 50 years.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 01: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is guraded by Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the game at Staples Center on March 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judging by their massive internet popularity, one would expect these stars to take away all the social media awards. But they were beaten this year by a cartoon character.

A man is seen freestyling in the video dressed up as a popular cartoon character, Bugs Bunny.

This video shows a man dressed in a Bugs Bunny suit absolutely trolling a pedestrian while the bystanders watch the massacre. Looking at the video it seems the man under the suit is popular YouTuber Professor Live as he often posts videos like this on his channel. He is a basketball freestyler with a massive fan following with over 6 million subscribers on YouTube.

Best moments in the NBA this year:

This has been a phenomenal year of basketball. Let’s have a look at the best moments of this year.

The Jokic brothers made a fake account to threaten Markieff Morris: The feud between Markieff Morris and Nikola Jokic took an ugly turn. The two brothers of Jokic took to Twitter to openly threaten Morris and his brother Marcus Morris. Although the fight wasn’t allowed to intensify further. It did make a lot of headlines.

Scottie Pippen allegations: Scottie Pippen rolled back the years and grabbed all the headlines once again. His recently released memoir,”Unguarded” had some very controversial statements. Pippen accused Michael Jordan of not being a good teammate among a host of other things. This led to Twitter storms and media debates. With former teammates coming out to support either side.

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Stephen Curry breaks shooting record: Stephen Curry broke the record for the most 3 pointers in history, beating the record set by Ray Allen. Curry’s special night came during the game against the New York Knicks and celebrated with his dad. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as Curry officially made it to the top of the list of the shooting GOATS. Curry has been phenomenal all season long and his play is a treat to the eyes.

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Which is the best basketball moment of the year according to you? Let us know in the comments.

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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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