CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 29: Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat brings the ball up the court against Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets during game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 29, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The NBA has no shortage of superstars. Players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Carmelo Anthony are household names, even if you’re not a huge basketball fan.  But which players have the fastest-growing online fanbases in the past year? Online sports betting site Betway studied Instagram to determine which players were the fan favorites of this past NBA season. To do this they looked at the follower growth throughout the last 12 months. And the number one player on this list had an incredible 495.12% growth! Wow! One local Charlotte Hornets player also ranked on this fastest-growing fanbases list. Do you think you know who it is?

Having a large follower count and online presence is a huge part of any celebrity status these days and athletes are no exception. The players on this list are the top 31 NBA players from last season.




Betway analyzed the follower counts on Instagram for the top 31 NBA players in 2021 over the last 12 months. Data is accurate as of 28th June 2022.