Chicago Bulls edge Los Angeles Lakers as Facebook’s most talked about NBA team

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As the National Basketball Association prepares for opening tipoff, it’s time to look at who is leading the pack on Facebook. Though the Los Angeles Lakers are by far the most-liked basketball team, right now, nearly 400,000 people are buzzing on Facebook about the Chicago Bulls, according to PageData.

The least popular team is the Charlotte Bobcats, while the least talked about team is the Washington Wizards.

Look below to find out where your favorite NBA team ranks, in terms of Facebook popularity.

The Lakers also have the most popular basketball player on Facebook — Kobe Bryant, who has more than 16.9 million likes (a greater total than the Lakers team page). The second-most popular player on Facebook is LeBron James of the Miami Heat, owner of 14.9 million likes (again, more than the Heat team page).

The defending NBA champion Miami Heat are third in PTAT and likes.

Results ranked in order of PTAT.

Name Likes Δ Today Δ This Week PTAT Δ Today Δ This Week
Chicago Bulls 9,364,484 +16,643 +97,244 395,606 0 +15,050
LA Lakers 16,832,020 +7,702 +42,868 349,894 +32,330 +104,580
Miami Heat 8,704,151 +4,374 +26,411 138,559 0 +38,591
New York Knicks 3,881,416 +2,618 +16,849 114,487 -575 +2,576
Oklahoma City Thunder 2,198,873 +2,858 +20,783 99,149 +4,105 +50,904
San Antonio Spurs 1,862,925 +1,347 +10,115 70,872 +903 +31,318
Los Angeles Clippers 935,060 +3,938 +26,712 60,074 +1,421 +14,868
Houston Rockets 800,307 +2,895 +15,799 55,899 -1,744 +6,272
Brooklyn Nets 1,182,368 +1,456 +11,998 54,911 -2,792 +18,508
Boston Celtics 7,043,544 +3,244 +21,483 36,263 0 +5,047
Denver Nuggets 1,067,794 +2,979 +14,231 35,198 +1,259 +13,895
Orlando Magic 1,890,197 +2,129 +14,609 25,211 -483 +378
Golden State Warriors 561,311 +2,017 +11,613 24,681 +231 -11,718
Cleveland Cavaliers 1,054,383 +2,047 +12,635 24,200 -1,410 +4,984
Portland Trail Blazers 500,519 +1,157 +8,764 24,030 +633 +4,053
The Detroit Pistons 550,099 +1,266 +9,450 23,019 +1,128 -1,141
Dallas Mavericks 2,630,683 +1,759 +9,520 22,753 -1,589 -5,824
Sacramento Kings 318,611 +1,456 +9,975 20,929 -119 -12,691
Memphis Grizzlies 333,851 +2,376 +14,371 20,684 +1,174 -749
Minnesota Timberwolves 369,431 +1,278 +10,885 20,055 +417 +3,325
Atlanta Hawks 398,627 +1,773 +10,899 20,011 +539 -3,612
New Orleans Pelicans 378,747 +1,585 +9,800 18,810 +3,013 +5,908
Milwaukee Bucks 322,560 +1,632 +9,996 18,581 +1,068 +2,275
Phoenix Suns 835,877 +2,563 +10,213 17,989 +479 +4,270
Indiana Pacers 368,523 +705 +5,698 16,943 0 -3,150
The Toronto Raptors 434,060 +958 +5,187 16,338 +597 +7,861
Utah Jazz 432,408 +1,630 +8,561 15,403 +791 +6,580
Philadelphia 76ers 387,947 +1,170 +8,715 13,557 -377 +609
Charlotte Bobcats 226,519 +836 +7,014 12,126 +193 -1,050
Washington Wizards 228,030 +532 +5,460 8,336 -1,461 -2,254

Image courtesy of the Chicago Bulls’ Facebook page.

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