Blinkfire’s Trends of the Week: NBA Draft, Soccer Transfers, and More
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5 NBA Players
Last night was the NBA Draft in Brooklyn. The top 5 picks went as followed: #1 — Paolo Banchero of Duke to the Magic; #2 — Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga to the Thunder; #3 Jabari Smith of Auburn to the Rockets; #4 Keegan Murray of Iowa to the Kings; and #5 Jaden Ivey of Purdue to the Pistons.
As these players head off to the NBA, their social following is undoubtedly set to increase. We looked at last year’s Top 5 NBA Draft picks, Jalen Green, Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Scottie Barnes, and Evan Mobley, to see how these players grew their fandom on social media.
4 Influencers “Influencing”
It’s hard to scroll TikTok and Instagram without seeing a piece of content from a high-profile influencer marketing a brand — which could be anything from luxury items to snack products.
Dixie D’Amelio x Social Tourist
Kourtney Kardashian x Daring Foods
3 Soccer Players to New Teams
The European soccer transfer window is finally here which means transfers have happened and will happen in the coming days. We’re highlighting three transfer announcements from one player, one media company, and one team.
Player, Calvin Ramsay: Calvin Ramsay to Liverpool FC
Media Company, 433: Fabio Viera to Arsenal FC
Team, Real Madrid: Antonio Rüdiger to Real MadridP
2 Posts from Fabrizio Romano
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano talks and writes primarily about soccer, including trades, transfers, and rumors. Romano was hard at work this week, reporting on news from such teams as Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
Sadio Mane to FC Bayern Munich
1 Insight to Share
Wimbledon starts on Monday, and we can’t wait for two weeks filled with tennis whites on the All England Club’s grass courts. Ahead of the third grand slam of the year, we put together a Global Ranking of players participating in Wimbledon — based on number of followers.
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