Basketball fans all over the world went to Twitter to express and share their excitement, surprise and joy as they tuned in to the nail-biting and historic #NBAFinals series. As the Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) defeated the Golden State Warriors (@warriors) in a thrilling seven-game #NBAFinals, @NBA fans around the world caught the hoops action and conversation live on Twitter.
In fact, the live conversation on Twitter about the #NBAFinals spread across the globe with over 24.2 million Tweets sent during the live #NBAFinals games. These Tweets had over 8 billion views on Twitter and across the web (from June 2 to 19, 2016). And Game 7 was the most Tweeted game in #NBAFinals history with over 8.4 million Tweets.
Here are the top 3 moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation in the series, all of which were in the deciding Game 7:
2. LeBron James (@KingJames) hits free throw to put @Cavs up 93-89
Finals MVP LeBron James was mentioned over 11 million times on Twitter during the #NBAFinals:
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Meanwhile, the @warriors also went to Twitter to graciously express their congratulations to the 2016 NBA champions.
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Filipinos Join Global Celebration
Filipino hoop fans weren’t left behind in watching and discussing the finals series on Twitter. Even local fans posted Tweets to show support and excitement over the final game.