Playing 'Follow' or 'Unfollow' with NBA Superstar Twitter Accounts

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Playing 'Follow' or 'Unfollow' with NBA Superstar Twitter Accounts
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Twitter can be a fun way to get news, interact with glitterati and waste time. Where else could you send a message in real time and possibly (but probably not) get a response from LeBron James?

But the people who are "superstars" on social media are not always, or rarely, the same as the superstars in real life.

This is especially the case with sports stars. For example, Stephen Curry is one of the superstars of Twitter. He's constantly promoting fan contests, interacting with his followers and even taking trips out to see them (see his "Making the Shot" segment on his website).

But he's hardly a superstar in the NBA. Despite his very strong season thus far for the Golden State Warriors—21.0 points, 45.2 percent three-point shooting, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game—he was not selected for the All-Star team.

And he's only got 436,000 followers on Twitter.

So, for our present purposes, an NBA superstar will be taken to mean one of the All-Star starters as voted by the fans. Some of them (like Kevin Garnett) do not deserve to be on the team, but that's the way the Internet cookie crumbles sometimes.

Not everyone has Twitter either (like Kevin Garnett), but 90 percent of the All-Star starters do.

Now, let's see which of them is worth following and who should be unfollowed. And naturally, we'll consider them in order of how many followers they have.

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