Mar 09, 2016 / by Cision Media Research

Basketball fans rejoice, March Madness is upon on. May your brackets be stacked, and your fridge be stocked. In honor of those who become couch potatoes and bar flies for the remainder of the tournament, we take a look at the top television personalities that will help you to get the most out of each game. This week we have compiled the top ten basketball personalities on television, by Twitter followers. Using Cision’s media database, we compiled the list based on Cision’s proprietary research. All numbers were pulled March 9, 2016 and will change over time as the follower counts fluctuate.



1. Shaquille O’Neal – Analyst, TNT’s Inside the NBA – 11,553,978



2. Jalen Rose – Analyst, ESPN’s NBA Countdown – 1,654,582



3. Kenny Smith – Analyst, TNT’s Inside the NBA – 975,218



4. Rachel Nichols – Host, ESPN’s The Jump – 792,940



5. Reggie Miller – Analyst, TNT – 739,021



6. Chris Webber – Analyst, TNT’s Inside the NBA – 638,572



7. Ernie Johnson – Host, TNT’s Inside the NBA – 422,956



8. Grant Hill – Host, NBA TV Inside Stuff – 335,025



9. Steve Smith – Analyst, NBA TV – 257,013




10. Doug Gottlieb – Analyst, CBS Sports Network – 218,000




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