NBA among top searches of Filipinos in 2021

Published December 30, 2021, 12:00 PMJC Ansis

The NBA dominated trending sports topics in the Philippines this year, according to data recently released by Google.

Filipinos just can't get enough of the NBA.

According to data recently released by Google, the NBA was the second most searched topic in the Philippines this year.

Overall top trending searches in the Philippines:

1. COVID-19 prevention
2. NBA games today
3. Squid Game
4. VaxCertPH
5. Miss Universe 2021
6. COVID-19 vaccine
7. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
8. Pagsamo lyrics
9. True Beauty
10. Metro Manila area floods

The NBA also dominated the top searches in sports in 2021. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, meanwhile, was ranked eighth among top searched male personalities by Filipinos.

Top trending searches in the Philippines: Sports

1. NBA games today
2. Bucks vs. Suns
3. Nets vs. Bucks
4. Lakers
5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
6. Suns vs. Clippers
7. Paralympics
8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
9. PBA schedule
10. NBA score today

In the United States, the NBA was the most popular trending search on Google. Antetokounmpo, meanwhile, was ranked 7th in searches among athletes.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks were the second and third-most searched sports teams in 2021. The Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, and Atlanta Hawks also made the top 10.

As far as Twitter is concerned, LeBron James was the most tweeted about male athlete of the year. The late Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets came in as the third and fourth most tweeted male athletes.

The Lakers were the most tweeted about team, while the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers were part of the top 10.

Included in the top five most-tweeted sporting events were this year's NBA Draft and NBA Finals, which featured the Bucks and Suns.

In the WNBA landscape, people tweeted the most about the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury—the two teams who made the finals.