PHL tops list of countries following NBA on social media

THE Philippines topped the list of countries following the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Facebook and Twitter other than the United States and China.

The league said it has 278 million fans following through social media worldwide. For Facebook, the Philippines is followed by Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and France, while on Twitter the countries checking in second through fifth are Indonesia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and India.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is proud of his Filipino heritage.

”They root for us,” Spoelstra said. ”When we’re over there during the summer, they are. It’s great to see. I had my family over here last night from the Philippines. The one thing about the Philippines is they are rabid basketball fanatics, and it’s been that way for a while. They’ve been following us now for the last couple years, as well.” Noli S. Cruz

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