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Facebook Partners With SportStream To Become ‘Watercooler’

A battle has raged on between Facebook and Twitter since the second came about.  It seems that there are new social media sites popping up daily, yet many people have remained faithful to the two major social giants. Facebook has long seemed to have the upper hand on Twitter, except when it comes to sports. Twitter…

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The NBA And NCAA: A Win-Win Scenario?

Regardless of many people suspiciously thinking that the perception of amateurism in the NCAA is long dead, the generalization still sits resoundingly in the public mind. The public knows about the troubles behind the scenes in college basketball, but is prepared to overlook it in order to enjoy the show. That’s not going to change….

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The Power of Social Media in Sports

The world is dominated by the internet. At any given second, you can roll your office chair up to a computer, whip out your smart phone or connect through your gaming console to find up to the second news about pretty much anything. Sports is no different. The second a big highlight play happens or…

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Mayweather Tops Sports Illustrated’s List of 50 Richest Athletes in 2013

For the second consecutive year, welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather topped Sports Illustrated’s annual list of the 50 richest athletes in professional sports. Last year, Mayweather took over the top spot from Tiger Woods, who had held the spot every year since Sports Illustrated began compiling the list in 2004. From just two fights this year…

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4 Most Engaging Professional Athletes On Twitter

Twitter can be a tremendous asset to athletes. However, not all athletes take full advantage of the opportunity. The platform provides an opportunity for athletes to be transparent, show their various interests, reaction to games, and appreciation for their fans. While some athletes say controversial things and show off, other players effectively use Twitter to…

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Following Lakers Christmas Day Win, Kobe Bryant Takes Over @NikeBasketball Twitter Account

Kobe Bryant might not have his own twitter account, but for the time being, he’ll at least be tweeting from another one. Following Bryant’s 34-point performance yesterday in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-94 win over the New York Knicks, Bryant and @NikeBasketball teamed up in a unique, but unfamiliar way (Bryant doesn’t have a twitter…

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ESPN’s Top-10 Ranked Players Compared Via Social Media (#NBArank)

ESPN.com along with the TrueHoop Network recently ranked NBA players from No. 500 all the way to No. 1, which was claimed by the Miami Heat’s, Lebron James. At Sports Networker, we took the top 10 players from the list and compared them across the social media networks of facebook, twitter, and youtube. Check out our findings…

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London 2012 “Socialympics” Proves Twitter Is The New Sports Bar (INFOGRAPHIC)

Olympic organizers dubbed the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as the first ‘Social Media Games’ or better yet, the ‘Socialympics‘. With Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and a variety of other social media platforms for athletes’ voices to be heard, the International Olympic Committee had the unduly task of regulating and monitoring competitors’ comments. However, when the dust settled,…

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NBA Social Playoffs: And The Winner Is?

What if the NBA Championship wasn’t decided on the court, but rather from social media follower numbers? This infographic done by The Score, takes all on court performance out the window and shows who would win the NBA Championship if it was determined by social media. Here is the breakdown of the winner of the…

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Kobe Bryant’s Social Media Enigma

When we think of social media in basketball, a lot of names come to mind. Shaq was the pioneer. Steve Nash engages with fans with the same smoothness he does orchestrating the basketball court. Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh make announcements on Facebook. LeBron makes notes of his haters. The list goes on, but Kobe Bryant isn’t…

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Professional Sports Age Requirements

Should athlete talent dribble through a season of aging before being presented to the pro sports world? Is college a necessary bridge between high school and pro sports? Let’s think about it for a moment. What would the basketball world look like without LeBron James, Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant; all of which jumped directly…

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The Vilifying of Athlete Crimes

Are athletes judged and dealt with more harshly for their indiscretions and blatant crimes than the Average Joe? Are they scrutinized and seen as villains under the media’s microscope in a way that’s justified by those who condemn them? If we’re honest about it, most people thrive on public scandal and it is evidenced by…

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