No NBA player generates more conversations on social media than Steph Curry.
A study by Topratedcasinos.co.uk claims to have determined the most controlled players on the NBA’s Twitter by analyzing around 3,000 tweets from October 2020 to January 2021 targeting players, with Steph having the highest percentage of negative posts at 27.9 (h / t Alex Kennedy / Basketball News).
Curry ranks a few percentage points above fellow MVP point guard Russell Westbrook (negative 24.6 percent), with Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid (22.3 percent) and Warriors nemesis LeBron James (22.1 percent). cent) by completing the first four.
Ironically, Steph and LeBron received a lot of hate but also a lot of love in the tweets analyzed, as Curry had the highest total of positive messages directed at him on Twitter (1,325) and ended up with the second highest percentage of positive mentions (47, 5 percent), with James third on that list (46.7 percent).
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love had the highest percentage of positive tweets (53.3 percent).
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At the other end of the spectrum, Curry’s Splash brother Klay Thompson, only 14.6 percent of the tweets directed at him featured a negative tone, among the lowest of any gamer tracked in the study.
This isn’t a huge surprise, as the sheer amount of support for Klay in the wake of his Achilles injury from fans and the NBA was immense.
NBA Twitter can be a cruel place, and apparently Curry remains a dominant topic of conversation, with tons of love and some hatred coming his way, even within a few years of the dominant dynasty he cultivated alongside Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala. and Kevin Durant. in the Bay Area.
The fact that he is playing some of the best basketball of his NBA career in his 12th season probably didn’t help Curry’s cause, stepping into the MVP conversation despite the Warriors’ record of nearly .500.
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