LeBron is Most Popular Player Page on NBA.com
Posted Mar 24 2004 1:45PM
Yao Ranks as Top International Player Page and Lakers Top Team Site
NEW YORK, March 24 – Cleveland Cavaliers rookie LeBron James leads the top 10 list as the most popular NBA player page on NBA.com with more than 3.1 million page views received to date during the 2003-04 NBA Season. Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, with more than 2.3 million page views and the Los Angeles Lakers with more than 37.5 million page views to date, currently top the rankings as the most popular international NBA player page and top NBA team web site, respectively on the NBA.com Network this season.
In the NBA player page rankings on NBA.com, James placed ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson (2.7 million page views), followed by Yao, the Lakers Kobe Bryant (2.2 million page views) and the Denver Nuggets Carmelo Anthony (2.1 million page views), marking two rookies and one second year player in the top five. The Lakers Shaquille O’Neal (1.5 million page views) joins Bryant on the list as the only teammates in the top 10.
Yao leads the top 10 international NBA player page rankings featuring ten players from different countries.
This season NBA.com has received more than 265 million total visits – an increase in traffic of more than 40% when compared to last season. More than half of all the visits to the site have come from fans living outside the United States - representing more international traffic to NBA.com than any other U.S based sports Web site.
NBA.com’s Top 10 rankings include:
NBA PLAYER SITES
INTERNATIONAL NBA PLAYER SITES
NBA TEAM SITES
The NBA.com Network consists of more than 60 unique web sites including NBA.com, WNBA.com, NBDL.com, NBA team sites, WNBA team sites, NBDL team sites and nine international sections of NBA.com. NBA.com was the first professional sports league in the U.S. to offer the language-specific international destinations for fans which now include sites for Brazil, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and United Kingdom.