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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 - 83,200#1 - 70,800,000#1 - 11,500,000
#2 

Bud Selig

#5 - 21,000#83 - 828,000#60 - 637,000
#3 

Dwyane Wade

#22 - 9,530#4 - 7,560,000#4 - 4,150,000
#4 

Dwight Howard

#35 - 6,250#6 - 5,190,000#7 - 3,380,000
#5 

Chris Bosh

#46 - 5,360#18 - 3,000,000#10 - 2,960,000
#6 

Kobe Bryant

#4 - 23,700#2 - 44,000,000#2 - 9,430,000
#7 

Amar'e Stoudemire

#169 - 401#63 - 1,040,000#70 - 550,000
#8 

Joe Johnson

#149 - 850#58 - 1,090,000#56 - 700,000
#9 

Pau Gasol

#6 - 15,700#19 - 2,990,000#14 - 2,490,000
#10 

Drew Brees

#14 - 11,900#12 - 3,520,000#15 - 2,440,000
#11 

John Wall

#58 - 4,310#44 - 1,210,000#24 - 1,680,000
#12 

Doc Rivers

#65 - 3,810#54 - 1,140,000#37 - 1,090,000
#13 

Paul Pierce

#23 - 9,370#15 - 3,120,000#19 - 1,980,000
#14 

Terry Francona

#55 - 4,640#81 - 863,000#118 - 306,000
#15 

Kevin Garnett

#84 - 2,700#14 - 3,320,000#23 - 1,690,000
#16 

Alex Rodriguez

#40 - 5,830#9 - 3,690,000#13 - 2,530,000
#17 

Rajon Rondo

#31 - 7,750#13 - 3,400,000#22 - 1,700,000
#18 

Jim Calhoun

#166 - 419#147 - 400,000#151 - 167,000
#19 

Kyle Busch

#17 - 11,100#76 - 891,000#16 - 2,340,000
#20 

Gregg Popovich

#92 - 2,370#71 - 941,000#73 - 524,000
#21 

Jeff Gordon

#3 - 25,900#29 - 1,850,000#11 - 2,950,000
#22 

Joe Mauer

#57 - 4,350#66 - 1,020,000#114 - 319,000
#23 

Ron Washington

#62 - 3,890#100 - 653,000#136 - 221,000
#24 

Joe Maddon

#56 - 4,450#91 - 713,000#131 - 240,000
#25 

Joe Girardi

#34 - 6,710#115 - 538,000#71 - 535,000
#26 

DeMarcus Cousins

#8 - 14,400#77 - 881,000#59 - 663,000
#27 

Jimmie Johnson

#7 - 15,600#49 - 1,160,000#17 - 2,240,000
#28 

Steve Nash

#49 - 5,050#20 - 2,880,000#29 - 1,560,000
#29 

Mike D'Antoni

#140 - 1,060#116 - 535,000#46 - 846,000
#30 

Brad Stevens

#136 - 1,120#95 - 678,000#72 - 532,000

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