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What's This?

The hype index, which updates daily, is a measurement of how much a sports figure is being talked about online and in the media. This category includes athletes, businesspeople, and media personalities. On-field stats, TV ratings, and similar measurements do not factor in --  this is just pure, unadulterated hype. For more information on what metrics this category uses and how the rankings are calculated, see the FAQ.

 News BuzzBing SearchBlog Buzz
#1 

LeBron James

#4 - 38,200#1 - 67,300,000#1 - 4,690,000
#2 

Bud Selig

#51 - 6,360#128 - 522,000#52 - 127,000
#3 

Dwyane Wade

#45 - 7,580#5 - 7,830,000#3 - 2,430,000
#4 

Dwight Howard

#78 - 3,360#6 - 5,490,000#8 - 666,000
#5 

Chris Bosh

#75 - 3,440#16 - 2,930,000#9 - 577,000
#6 

Kobe Bryant

#11 - 28,800#2 - 45,400,000#2 - 3,510,000
#7 

Amar'e Stoudemire

#194 - 236#69 - 1,060,000#54 - 121,000
#8 

Joe Johnson

#112 - 1,910#72 - 1,010,000#47 - 152,000
#9 

Pau Gasol

#2 - 46,500#17 - 2,850,000#11 - 514,000
#10 

Drew Brees

#34 - 10,200#8 - 4,660,000#15 - 454,000
#11 

John Wall

#109 - 2,040#42 - 1,380,000#13 - 483,000
#12 

Doc Rivers

#89 - 2,850#74 - 986,000#43 - 161,000
#13 

Paul Pierce

#53 - 6,170#22 - 2,440,000#22 - 402,000
#14 

Terry Francona

#80 - 3,270#63 - 1,100,000#106 - 71,000
#15 

Kevin Garnett

#82 - 3,210#11 - 3,760,000#18 - 440,000
#16 

Alex Rodriguez

#93 - 2,660#15 - 3,550,000#30 - 296,000
#17 

Rajon Rondo

#61 - 4,630#10 - 3,790,000#14 - 482,000
#18 

Jim Calhoun

#171 - 442#155 - 377,000#121 - 57,800
#19 

Kyle Busch

#19 - 17,800#78 - 959,000#41 - 172,000
#20 

Gregg Popovich

#122 - 1,530#112 - 599,000#56 - 116,000
#21 

Jeff Gordon

#13 - 20,600#35 - 1,550,000#28 - 318,000
#22 

Joe Mauer

#114 - 1,830#75 - 985,000#107 - 68,600
#23 

Ron Washington

#26 - 13,300#31 - 1,630,000#26 - 347,000
#24 

Joe Maddon

#62 - 4,360#71 - 1,020,000#118 - 59,200
#25 

Joe Girardi

#48 - 7,210#29 - 1,720,000#65 - 106,000
#26 

DeMarcus Cousins

#23 - 14,300#88 - 827,000#46 - 153,000
#27 

Jimmie Johnson

#16 - 18,900#57 - 1,190,000#37 - 217,000
#28 

Steve Nash

#69 - 3,970#19 - 2,820,000#20 - 426,000
#29 

Mike D'Antoni

#172 - 429#142 - 449,000#67 - 101,000
#30 

Brad Stevens

#163 - 524#109 - 618,000#133 - 46,700

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