Since the inception of the Orlando Magic, there has always been a buzz around Magic basketball. Magic fans are known for their loyalty and hope. Ever since the dominance of Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal in the late 1990’s to the dominance of Dwight Howard in the late 2000’s, Magic fans have always had reasons to be excited. Although there was a long period of less than stellar performances, Nicola Vucevic and the 2018 Magic seem to have ended the lackluster era as they reached the playoffs in the 2018-19 season. One reason why Magic fans love their team because it is the only professional sports team in the big 4 (NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB) that play in Orlando.
Due to their location in the nation’s capital, the Washington Wizards gather a lot of fan interest. In DC, there are a lot of Washington Wizards fans. The Wizards draw many fans to watch their games due to the phenomenal history of the Washington Bullets, especially in the 1970’s. Within that decade, the Bullets won 4 conference championships, as well as one NBA championship in the 1978 season. If you want to feel like you are in DC a part of every Washington Wizards game, there are several ways to stay connected. There are many fan clubs that include day to day news and rumors about the Wizards’ most recent transactions and reports, many of which are on Instagram. The most prominent fan page accounts are @wizardsnations and @wizardswave.
Since the Dallas Mavericks were founded in 1980, they have put a strong emphasis on fan engagement. Considering Dallas is the 5th largest media market in the United States (according to Nielsen), the Mavericks have successfully maintained a solid social media following in the three major platforms. The @Mavs have about 1.59 million Twitter followers, which ranks well above the average among NBA teams. The Dallas Mavericks Instagram page, with 1.2 million followers, is a highly engaging resource for Mavs fans everywhere. The @Mavericks Facebook page, with almost 4.375 million likes, ranks 12th in the league. The sum total of followers across the three social media outlets of the Mavericks totals approximately 7.165 million. All three of these accounts provide interactive fan-based content, scores, team updates, and more which allow #Mavs fans to connect with their team regardless of where they live.
As Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Mike Conley lead the Utah basketball squad into an exciting period of winning basketball, Utah fans and NBA fans everywhere have begun to #TakeNote. The Jazz are serious contenders in the NBA, and they also have developed a highly competitive social media presence as well. Considering Utah is 30th in media market size in the United States (according to Nielsen), the Jazz have created highly pages on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Jazz Twitter Page, with 937 thousand followers, posts engaging content for Jazz fan in Salt Lake City and around the world. The Sactown Kings Instagram page, with 858 thousand allows Jazz fans to follow Spida Mitchell and the rest of the Jazz players throughout the year. The #UtahJazz Facebook page, with more than 1.8 million likes, is another excellent resource for Jazz fans everywhere. The sum total of followers across the three social media outlets of the Jazz totals approximately 3.595 million. All three social media accounts of the Jazz allow Utah fans to #TakeNote regardless of where they live.
The Indiana Pacers have a strong social media presence, considering Indianapolis is a smaller media market (28th) relative to cities such as Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago (according to Nielsen). The Pacers have about 1.21 million Twitter followers, which ranks at about the average among NBA teams. The Indiana Pacers Instagram, with 1.5 million followers, is also right at the average of NBA teams and its Facebook page, with 3.2 million followers, is in the top half of the league. The sum of followers across the three social media outlets of the Pacers totals approximately 5.91 million. These accounts provide Pacers fans with excellent and vital basketball information as well as fan-based content.
As one of the league’s historic franchises in America’s largest city, it would make sense for the New York Knicks to have a massive and widespread following. The many Knick fans have established a vast network of fan groups, a network which includes both online fan communities and physical fan clubs. Some prominent online Knicks fan communities are Daily Knicks, the team Fansided blog, Posting and Toasting, the team SBNation blog, and ultimateknicks.com. Each of these online communities provides Knicks fans with news, analysis, and the opportunity to stay connected with Knicks fans everywhere. New York Knicks fan clubs spread across the country and even across the world. To find a Knicks fan club near you, there is no better place to look than FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own New York Knicks fan club, or registering your Knicks fan club with our database.
Located in Memphis, the Grizzlies play for Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The Grizzlies have been a team that has had a short period of mediocrity, but the tide should change soon enough. Ja Morant, the Grizzlies 1st round draft pick, will change the culture in Memphis and usher in a new era of GRIT and GRIND. The Grizzlies had veterans that were lacking a sense of urgency, but now everything will likely change. With a 34 year old coach at the helm and a star point guard in Ja Morant, there is no better time to be a Memphis Grizzlies fan. The Memphis Grizzlies may lack history, but their fans do in fact have a bright future ahead and have many things to look forward to.
Despite their relatively small market, the Minnesota Timberwolves have amassed a widespread and devoted fanbase. Fans everywhere can keep up with the Wolves on their social media accounts across the three major platforms. Currently, the T-Wolves have over 1.8 million Facebook likes, over 943 thousand Twitter followers, and over 1.5 million Instagram followers. The Timberwolves use the official hashtag #AllEyesNorth on all of their social media accounts. The official Minnesota Timberwolves social media accounts are excellent sources of Nets news and highlights for T-Wolves fans everywhere.
Playing in Charlotte represents more than just the city. The Charlotte Hornets play for the Carolinas (North Carolina and South Carolina), but also for the greatest basketball figure of all time: Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan, a six time NBA champion and a 5 time NBA MVP, is the owner and chairman of the Hornets. The Hornets (previously the New Orleans Pelicans) play for “Buzz City”. All Hornets fans exert the strength and passion inherent in the “Buzz City” motto. To stay connected to the Hornets organization, there are several fan clubs and fan club pages on social media. The most notable unofficial Charlotte Hornets fan club with the most followers on Instagram is @charlottehornetsonly.
Given the rich history of basketball, from the ABA to the NBA, and the role of superstars, such as Dikembe Mutombo and Carmelo Anthony, in the Mile High City, it should come as no surprise that the Nuggets have a large and widespread fanbase. To stay connected, displaced Nuggets fans have formed numerous fan clubs and other fan communities, both online and offline. Online Nuggets fan communities include Denver Stiffs, the team SBNation blog, and Nugg Love, the team Fansided blog. The best way to find actual watch parties is through FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. FanWide’s Nuggets fan club database is an excellent place to find Nuggets watch parties near you. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Nuggets fan club, or registering your Nuggets fan club with our database.