The Lakers have a stronghold on the Kansas City area.
Twitter put together an NBA map, showing the allegiances for each team in every county in the United States.
According to Twitter, it looked “at the official Twitter accounts for each team, using their followers as an indicator of allegiance (as opposed to, say, instances in which people mention a team while watching an interesting matchup or talking about a team’s rival).”
The Lakers are the top team in the Kansas City area.
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Here’s the local breakdown:
Lakers 19.09 percent
Heat 12.75 percent
Bulls 7.59 percent
Lakers 16.05 percent
Heat 13.29 percent
Bulls 8.74 percent
Lakers 17.59 percent
Heat 11.09 percent
Bulls 7.47 percent
Lakers 19.03 percent
Heat 13.07 percent
Bulls 8.38 percent
A couple of quirky area notes: the Philadelphia 76ers are the top team in Coffey County, Kan., while the Celtics are the top team in Clay County, Kan.
You can find the interactive map here.
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