The NBA is full of big personalities. Instagram and Twitter are basically online showcases for these personalities. It makes perfect sense that pro basketball’s top league and the most expressive social media platforms could combine for some entertaining, endearing, and plainly outrageous content.
And indeed they have.
With the NBA’s top stars each garnering millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter, there’s no shortage of audience for beloved ballers to engage. Some are funny, some are humorous, and some look like they just stepped off the Fashion Week runway.
Let’s have a look at the Instagram and Twitter accounts of eight players you should be following right now.
The Houston Rockets guard is a one-man fashion show, and its always showtime on his Instagram. The haute couture theme works as Harden has 9.4 million followers stopping by to see his endless wardrobe of stylish clothes, coats, and kicks. He also shares candid moments hanging out with friends, visiting students, and generally living an enviable life.
Follow James on Instagram @jharden13
We must include King James because no list of NBA anything is complete without his name. The recently-minted Los Angeles Laker has been the face of the NBA brand for years. But this isn’t a concession. LeBron delivers the goods on Instagram, often sharing behind-the-scenes looks at team practice, his workouts, and his basketball glory moments. His nearly 48 million followers also get to enjoy the silly side of LeBron.
Follow Lebron on Instagram @kingjames
With a bio reading “IM ME, I DO ME, AND I CHILL” and a location of “At the crib dog”, Durant’s 17.5 million Twitter followers know right off the bat they’re dealing with a straight shooter. Durant tweets videos of his media appearances, ride along chats with famous friends like Travis Scott, and his awesome work with children through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.
Follow Kevin on Twitter @KDTrey5
As a ballplayer, two-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are often favorites in the NBA predictions. On Instagram, he’s just a great human being, often sharing encouraging content and demonstrating his support for female athletes. He also posts some adorable pictures of his photogenic brood, which makes us wonder if there’s anything Steph can’t do incredibly well.
Follow Steph on Instagram @stephencurry30
A six-time All-Star, Griffin commands a following of nearly 4.5 million on Twitter where he posts some seriously funny content. We’re not surprised Griffin occasionally moonlights as a stand-up comic, once challenging the Roastmaster General Jeff Ross to a Roast Battle on Comedy Central. Until Griffin retires and ventures into comedy full-time, enjoy his endless stream of crack-up tweets.
Follow Blake on Twitter @blakegriffin23
Take a quick glance over the Instagram of number 0 for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it’s obvious what the man cherishes in addition to basketball--family, fashion, and fun. He’s one of the most impeccably dressed dudes in the NBA; we guarantee a few of his 12.6 million followers are there for the style inspiration. You’ll also find a dedicated husband and a guy who is serious on the court but a goofball once the game is over.
Follow Russell on Instagram @russwest44
The Boston Celtics point guard has been sinking some of the NBA’s most sensational shots for years. His Instagram is as equally sensational, just ask the 12.5 million followers. Irving routinely serves up an entertaining mix of pop culture, fashion, travel and dope kicks.
Follow Kyri on Instagram @kyrieirving