The Lakers are “Liked” by 11 Million Users on Facebook

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The Lakers have millions of fans across the globe.

But, the heaviest concentration of Laker fans that bleed purple & gold is undoubtedly on Facebook.

The Lakers recently announced that they have surpassed a whopping 11 million “Likes” on Facebook:

The Lakers have become the first American sports team to amass 11,000,000 users on Facebook it was announced today. The team leads all North American sports teams with Facebook users and ranks fourth worldwide behind European soccer clubs FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The Lakers are now ranked fourth worldwide behind three European soccer clubs. FC Barcelona (23 million), Real Madrid (22 million) and Manchester United (20 million).

For those that like to argue that the Lakers are better than the Celtics. Here is a good argument: The Celtics have only 5.6 million likes on Facebook (2nd in the NBA).

 

  • Mike Conley

    not sure if this is something to flaunt

  • siko

    I wonder how money of those are banwagoners?

  • alex

    actually barca are the most like team on facebook you idiot of a writer. change your headline to american team

  • Neilsmemory

    you should read the quote alex before you call someone the “idiot writer”, if you read the article before you puffed you would see clearly when the writer included the quote “The Lakers have become the first American sports team to amass 11,000,000 users on Facebook it was announced today. The team leads – GET READY FOR THIS alex – all NORHT AMERICAN Sports teams with Facebook users and ranks FOURTH worldwide behind European soccer clubs FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United” … THUS, WHO FEELS LIKE THE IDIOT NOW

    • Eric G.

      Also important to note, the headline (title on the page) “does” say Most popular “American team” on Facebook.  Some people just like to troll.  It’s in their dna.

  • E. Tracey

    Never realized there were so many ignorant lemmings in society. A Celtic fan from when basketball was a different sport, Go Bill Russell,Bob Cousy,Satch Sanders,Sam Jones,K.C. Jones and many many great Laker players especially Jerry West to name only one.

  • Gus

    Its incredible that my favorite sports teams in the world are Manchester United, Barcelona and the Lakers.  I would like to see the rest of the top 20.

  • Robert

    that’s incredible Gus, why don’t you do a search on the top nfl and mlb teams so they can be your favorites too…….frontrunner

  • dave

    dosnt matter who plays on the team all people care about is who wins thats what draws the attention to the team. people like to cheer for the team that wins so just because they are liked dosnt make them the best!!!

  • NullUser

    Trail Blazers are better. Rip City, baby

  • Lucky

    R.I.P. Sonics

  • Jgb2072

    Facebook fans is how you determine that the Lakers are better than the Celtics – how idiotic!!  Then I should argue that of course the Lakers would have nearly 2x the likes as the Celtics given that CA is what 20x the size of MA both in land and in population.

    • guest

      sports teams don’t have to relate to what state you live in. for example, most of the east coast probably likes the celtics because every other team isn’t that good except mayve teams like the bulls. and  also, isn’t it a human thing to like which team is best more