(RoyalPatriot.com )- A recent “social media use” survey by Sports Insider determined that LeBron James is the most hated player in the NBA by a wide, wide margin.
Using software to track geo-tagged trends on social media, Sports Insider studied tracked negative mentions of NBA players on Twitter, and LeBron is the champ.
24 states hate LeBron James.
LeBron James is hated in more states than Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Not that the two are related.
Coming in second as most-hated is Brooklyn Nets’ player Kyrie Irving whom 18 states despise the most.
Rounding out the top six most hated NBA players were Irving’s teammates James Harden and Kevin Durant, Washington Wizard’s Point Guard Russell Westbrook, and LA Clippers Shooting Guard Paul George.
However, Harden, Durant, Westbrook and George are only hated in a combined total of eight states.
It is a shame that the CCP has banned Chinese citizens from using Twitter. LeBron James would probably do very well in every single Chinese Province.
While this survey is in no way scientific, that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.
Between his on-court temper tantrums, bad sportsmanship when losing, and his very vocal attacks against America while defending his beloved CCP, it is hardly surprising LeBron isn’t well liked.
As a whole the NBA is losing quite a bit of its luster. The NBA is suffering an even more drastic drop in ratings than the generally despised NFL.
Since 2019, the NBA has lost 25 percent of its total viewership across the board.
According to Neilsen data, NBA games aired on TNT have declined by 19% compared to 2019 (from 1.5 million to 1.2 million viewers per game). Games airing on ESPN dropped by 26 percent (from 1.6 million to less than 1.2 million viewers per game).
But it isn’t just because so many people are “cutting the cord” and canceling their cable TV. NBA games that air on ABC also suffered a 25 percent ratings collapse in the same period (from 3.61 million viewers per game to 2.67 million viewers per game).
And this isn’t a new phenomenon either. In the last decade, NBA ratings on ABC alone have dropped an astonishing 45 percent in the last decade.