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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

#1 - 1,980,000#1 - 73,300,000#1 - 13,700,000
#2 

Bud Selig

#27 - 8,380#127 - 536,000#59 - 640,000
#3 

Dwyane Wade

#4 - 34,700#5 - 6,670,000#4 - 3,510,000
#4 

Dwight Howard

#32 - 7,290#7 - 5,050,000#5 - 3,470,000
#5 

Chris Bosh

#9 - 22,200#16 - 3,080,000#9 - 3,080,000
#6 

Kobe Bryant

#5 - 27,600#2 - 41,000,000#2 - 9,460,000
#7 

Amar'e Stoudemire

#152 - 585#63 - 1,060,000#67 - 563,000
#8 

Joe Johnson

#129 - 1,030#59 - 1,120,000#54 - 715,000
#9 

Pau Gasol

#2 - 46,000#19 - 2,820,000#14 - 2,480,000
#10 

Drew Brees

#14 - 15,000#14 - 3,330,000#15 - 2,430,000
#11 

John Wall

#73 - 3,100#41 - 1,400,000#24 - 1,640,000
#12 

Doc Rivers

#15 - 13,600#44 - 1,360,000#30 - 1,350,000
#13 

Paul Pierce

#10 - 17,600#15 - 3,250,000#8 - 3,140,000
#14 

Terry Francona

#63 - 3,460#85 - 861,000#117 - 313,000
#15 

Kevin Garnett

#74 - 3,040#12 - 3,500,000#34 - 1,230,000
#16 

Alex Rodriguez

#52 - 4,160#10 - 3,540,000#12 - 2,590,000
#17 

Rajon Rondo

#43 - 5,320#13 - 3,350,000#20 - 1,790,000
#18 

Jim Calhoun

#158 - 549#156 - 402,000#152 - 166,000
#19 

Kyle Busch

#13 - 15,100#71 - 975,000#16 - 2,300,000
#20 

Gregg Popovich

#90 - 2,310#94 - 694,000#70 - 531,000
#21 

Jeff Gordon

#6 - 27,500#30 - 1,580,000#12 - 2,590,000
#22 

Joe Mauer

#87 - 2,370#77 - 927,000#115 - 322,000
#23 

Ron Washington

#41 - 5,510#98 - 657,000#134 - 226,000
#24 

Joe Maddon

#65 - 3,310#92 - 703,000#133 - 230,000
#25 

Joe Girardi

#40 - 5,670#39 - 1,410,000#71 - 528,000
#26 

DeMarcus Cousins

#97 - 2,050#122 - 548,000#55 - 711,000
#27 

Jimmie Johnson

#12 - 15,400#56 - 1,150,000#17 - 2,220,000
#28 

Steve Nash

#38 - 5,860#18 - 2,870,000#25 - 1,580,000
#29 

Mike D'Antoni

#123 - 1,340#123 - 544,000#45 - 856,000
#30 

Brad Stevens

#101 - 1,760#108 - 623,000#75 - 490,000

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