When it comes to celebrities and social media, no genre comes close to utilizing the platforms the way sports does.

Whether it’s organizations or individual athletes, fans truly feel connected and engaged with their favorite players and teams.

Unlike the entertainment field, pro athletes use social media to respond to fans and answer questions. Some, obviously, do it better than others, but for the most part, Twitter and Instagram have become to go-to apps the pros use.

While Twitter allows them to get quick thoughts out in 140 characters or less, Instagram gives athletes the opportunity to let fans into their world on a more personal level.

So who are fans following the most on IG? Here are the 10 most-followed NBA stars:

10. Klay Thompson

?? point exhibition 7000 miles from home. I'm so thankful for the places hooping has taken me!! #ANTAChinaTour

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Followers: 3.9 million

#ChinaKlay really took off earlier this summer, thanks to Thompson posting videos of his ANTA China tour.

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