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Social-media wars, NBA style: Lakers No. 1 team

September 06, 2012|By Lisa Dillman

The Lakers ...  bigger than the NBA?

Of course it only feels that way if you live in L.A.

The most-recent social media rankings -- and don't we all just love polls? -- are available for viewing on the website sportsfangraph.com.

But a quick snapshot is a telling one. The Lakers' Twitter feed (@Lakers) has the most followers among NBA teams, as does its Facebook page, 2.7 million and 14.6 million, respectively.

Orlando is No. 2, in terms of Twitter followers, with 1.08 million. The Bulls' Facebook page is second at 6.98 million fans.

Dwarfing all, naturally, is the massive NBA presence  ... The Logo (@nba), which has 5.9 million Twitter followers. Sportsfangraph.com uses a combination of several NBA-related Twitter feeds for its number.

The Clippers have 161,548 Twitter followers and 516,817 Facebook fans.

Moving over to the soon-to-be locked out NHL....

The Kings land slightly ahead of the middle of the pack in the league with 170,918 Twitter followers and 316,413 Facebook fans. The Ducks have 74,311 and 197,122, respectively.

For the sake of comparison, Montreal's Twitter feed has 319,549 followers, leading all NHL teams, and the Red Wings' Facebook page has the most fans among league clubs, at 1.32 million.

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