The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics showcased a breathtaking NBA finals series resulting in the sport\’s popularity reaching new heights. Stephen Curry led the Warriors to their seventh and his fourth championship along with his first NBA Finals MVP award. Moreover, there were other popular NBA players and coaches who have been in action for both teams in the last 30 days. The Parrot Analytics\’ talent demand tool has come up with a list of Top 10 NBA talents in the last month. The tool tracks the demand for any star globally and regionally, including sports talents and non-traditional entertainment industries.
Further, about half of the list comprised of players in coaches in this year\’s NBA finals, which is quite natural with the main focus on the championship deciding series. However, it did not come as a huge surprise to anyone that LeBron James topped the popularity list this month. The Lakers superstar became the most in-demand NBA player in the last 30 days despite being out of action. James has created a brand and reputation that surpasses his presence on the court. This is similar to Michael Jordan and Shaquille O\’Neal, who also made it to the list behind James.
LeBron is extremely good at keeping his fans engaged with his business success which recently made him the first active NBA player billionaire. He also makes appearances in films, takes long & lavish holidays, celebrates like a King, lays out a helping hand, and has played like a beast for 19 seasons. Thus, LeBron James always stays in demand. And his legacy will continue beyond his career, just like His Airness.
Stephen Curry & Steve Kerr Among Top 10 In-Demand NBA Talents
The Golden State Warriors impressed everyone with their approach against the Boston Celtics during the NBA Finals series. They won by 4-2 at the Celtics\’ home. Stephen Curry was the man who led his team to yet another championship with a Finals MVP performance. Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, along with the Warriors coach Steve Kerr also made it to the list. Kerr is a unique coach who offers a mainstream appeal that goes beyond the fans who follow the sport with dedication.
Further, Curry has 31.79 times the average demand of all talent in the US in the last 30 days. Surprisingly, only 0.04% of all talent ever make it to that level. Moreover, Kerr has 27.15 times the average demand, which only 0.5% of talent ever reaches. Then comes Green and Thompson, who have 16.9 and 15.9 times the average demand.
Apart from the legendary players and the Warriors\’ stars, Jayson Tatum was the only Celtics player on the list. About forty percent of the list is dominated by the winning Golden State tea. This comes as no surprise, as they have been dominating in the league in the last few years. Elsewhere, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, and Luka Doncic, who are the most controversial and expressive players in the league, also secured a spot on the most in-demand NBA players\’ list.