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).