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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 - 73,700#1 - 70,200,000#1 - 4,100,000
#2 

Bud Selig

#78 - 3,360#104 - 679,000#53 - 123,000
#3 

Dwyane Wade

#17 - 16,700#4 - 8,480,000#3 - 1,680,000
#4 

Dwight Howard

#29 - 11,100#6 - 5,300,000#6 - 643,000
#5 

Chris Bosh

#24 - 12,800#17 - 3,180,000#10 - 563,000
#6 

Kobe Bryant

#2 - 46,200#2 - 42,500,000#2 - 3,280,000
#7 

Amar'e Stoudemire

#139 - 969#69 - 1,030,000#50 - 131,000
#8 

Joe Johnson

#108 - 1,730#63 - 1,070,000#42 - 158,000
#9 

Pau Gasol

#15 - 19,000#18 - 3,130,000#16 - 453,000
#10 

Drew Brees

#16 - 17,300#7 - 4,360,000#15 - 468,000
#11 

John Wall

#70 - 3,930#52 - 1,250,000#18 - 408,000
#12 

Doc Rivers

#65 - 4,140#86 - 896,000#42 - 158,000
#13 

Paul Pierce

#35 - 9,840#15 - 3,250,000#21 - 394,000
#14 

Terry Francona

#130 - 1,170#72 - 956,000#106 - 69,500
#15 

Kevin Garnett

#72 - 3,850#19 - 3,090,000#19 - 402,000
#16 

Alex Rodriguez

#74 - 3,780#12 - 3,690,000#28 - 298,000
#17 

Rajon Rondo

#22 - 14,600#16 - 3,210,000#11 - 525,000
#18 

Jim Calhoun

#168 - 479#160 - 381,000#124 - 57,500
#19 

Kyle Busch

#39 - 9,030#93 - 809,000#41 - 171,000
#20 

Gregg Popovich

#48 - 7,170#105 - 672,000#67 - 101,000
#21 

Jeff Gordon

#29 - 11,100#152 - 397,000#26 - 317,000
#22 

Joe Mauer

#164 - 520#89 - 885,000#109 - 68,300
#23 

Ron Washington

#118 - 1,540#35 - 1,670,000#104 - 70,100
#24 

Joe Maddon

#118 - 1,540#62 - 1,080,000#120 - 61,000
#25 

Joe Girardi

#76 - 3,420#31 - 1,800,000#65 - 104,000
#26 

DeMarcus Cousins

#96 - 2,120#128 - 520,000#56 - 121,000
#27 

Jimmie Johnson

#21 - 14,800#78 - 926,000#38 - 180,000
#28 

Steve Nash

#3 - 38,500#24 - 2,390,000#22 - 383,000
#29 

Mike D'Antoni

#90 - 2,310#142 - 427,000#64 - 107,000
#30 

Brad Stevens

#81 - 2,930#82 - 905,000#107 - 69,400

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