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NBA NEWS - Top five most-viewed plays, top 10 most-viewed players


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On NBA social and digital media platforms for 2023-24 regular season - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

 

NEW YORK, NY USA

Wednesday April 17, 2024

The most-viewed play across NBA social and digital media platforms during the 2023-24 NBA regular season was an exciting steal-turned-dunk involving the Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Jones Jr. in their game against the Utah Jazz on March 21 (250M views). No. 2 on the list was San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama's dunk vs. the Boston Celtics on Dec. 31, which generated 247M views.

The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (1.9B views), Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (1.7B views) and Spurs' Wembanyama (1.3B views) topped the list of the most-viewed players on NBA social and digital platforms during the regular season. The Mavericks' Doncic (1.2B views) and Irving (662M views) rounded out the top five. The Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic more than doubled his video view count from last season (618M views), while the Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards (569M views) appears on the list for the first time.

TOP FIVE MOST-VIEWED PLAYS:

1. The Dallas Mavericks convert a steal into an alley-oop on the other side of the floor (250M views)

2. San Antonio's Victor Wembanyama finishes a dunk at the rim (247M views)

3. Minnesota's Anthony Edwards throws it off the backboard to himself (140M views)

4. Golden State's Stephen Curry shows off his handles and finishes at the rim (128M views)

5. Golden State's Stephen Curry pump fakes and takes a step-back three-pointer (96M views)

TOP 10 MOST-VIEWED PLAYERS:

1. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers): 1.9B views

2. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors): 1.7B views

3. Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs): 1.3B views

4. Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks): 1.2B views

5. Kyrie Irving (Dallas Mavericks): 662M views

6. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets): 618M views

7. Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves): 569M views

8. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks): 558M views

9. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics): 504M views

10. Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns): 476M views


THIS DAY IN THE NBA

April 17, 1966 The Los Angeles Lakers, getting 41 points from Jerry West, came back from a 34-20 deficit after one quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 133-129 in overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Boston, however, won the series in seven games. The Lakers’ comeback from 14 points down in the first quarter of Game 1 is the largest first quarter deficit ever overcome in NBA Finals play.

April 17, 1977 The Boston Celtics converted 27-of-28 free throws in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Philadelphia, beating the Sixers 113-111.

April 17, 1982 The Denver Nuggets’ frontcourt of Alex English (25.4 ppg), Dan Issel (22.9 ppg) and Kiki Vandeweghe (21.5 ppg) became the first trio to each average more than 20 ppg since Bob Pettit, Cliff Hagan and Clyde Lovellette of St. Louis did so in 1961.

April 17, 1990 The Minnesota Timberwolves drew 49,551 fans to the Metrodome during a 99-89 loss to Denver. That attendance figure was the third highest total in league history, and it helped the team set an all-time single-season attendance mark, as the Timberwolves drew 1,072,572 fans for 41 games in the Metrodome.

April 17, 1993 Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins became the 11th player in NBA history to score 22,000 career points, after hitting for 41 in the Hawks’ 110-107 setback against Charlotte.

April 17, 1995 Buck Williams of Portland grabbed 12 rebounds during the Blazers’ 97-93 road win at Seattle, becoming the eighth NBA player to reach 12,000 rebounds and 15,000 points in a career.

April 17, 1999 Utah’s John Stockton records his 13,000th career assist when he passed to Karl Malone for a jumper in a 109-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.


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