LeBron James becomes the first-ever basketball player to reach 100 million followers on Instagram. One of the best players in the sport ever, this makes James the 5th athlete in the world to reach 100 million followers on the platform. This recent achievement however goes further than just personal Instagram followers as James has managed to get more followers than top American sporting leagues combined.
This means his follower count has shadowed NBA (60m), NFL (27.1m), MLB (7.9m), and WNBA (1.2m) by around 10 million users. James is following the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar Jr and cricket sensation Virat Kohli. The basketball super star is also allegedly earning up to $474,000 for every Instagram post.
His impact in the world of basketball came at the youthful age of 18, making the Lakers superstar one of the most celebrated world athletes. With 17 All-Star appearances, 17 All-NBA selections, 4 MVPs, 4 titles and 4 Finals MVPs, James’ list of achievements is nothing short of extraordinary.
LeBron James has hit 100 million followers on Instagram.
For context, that’s over 10M more followers than the NBA, NFL and MLB …
— Boardroom (@boardroom) October 8, 2021