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Lakers are NBA’s first and world’s second most influential sports team

By analysing the world’s biggest sports leagues, teams and players, TicketSource has highlighted the biggest names and establishments in sport according to influence and authority. The Los Angeles Lakers took the second spot among the world’s most influential sports teams behind English Premier League outfit Manchester United with a score of 8.74 points.

The world’s biggest sports teams:

RankTeamInstagram FollowersTwitter FollowersFacebook FollowersAnnual Wikipedia Page ViewsAnnual Google SearchesInfluence score /10
1Manchester United47,000,00027,000,00074,639,1146,931,94545,040,0009.52
2Los Angeles Lakers17,400,00010,000,00021,657,5212,966,32212,907,0008.74
3New York Yankees2,800,0003,500,0007,918,2751,252,89912,623,0008.53
4Dallas Cowboys3,600,0003,900,0007,927,9931,109,07751,370,0008.51
5New England Patriots4,300,0004,500,0006,527,0691,520,42413,749,0008.08

The seventeen-time NBA champions are the top team in their own league, followed by the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat:

1. Los Angeles Lakers

Instagram followers – 17.4 million

Twitter followers – 10 million

Facebook followers – 21.7 million

Annual Wikipedia page views – 3 million

Annual Google searches – 12.9 million

2. Golden State Warriors

Instagram followers – 18.6 million

Twitter followers – 6.8 million

Facebook followers – 11.8 million

Annual Wikipedia page views – 1.6 million

Annual Google searches – 15.8 million

3. Miami Heat

Instagram followers – 4.9 million

Twitter followers – 4.8 million

Facebook followers – 14.4 million

Annual Wikipedia page views – 1 million

Annual Google searches – 31.5 million

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