In today’s modern world, it’s now easy to connect and to follow our idols. This is particularly true to Filipino fans who are known for being technology savvy and being active on various social media platforms.
While mainstream actors and music luminaries are among the most followed online, sports personalities such as PBA stars also have their own significant share of social media following.
Hoops fans can now see their favorite PBA players on and off the court with our basketball idols showing a glimpse of their hobbies, interests, whereabouts, and even slices of their personal lives. With that, here’s a list of active PBA players who are most followed on Instagram and Twitter.
10. JAPETH AGUILAR
Japeth Aguilar is the starting power forward of arguably the most popular PBA team, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. He is also a regular fixture at Gilas Pilipinas. While we often see the athletic big man breaking the rim with his power dunks, his fans can discover his soft side by looking at his social media posts.
Instagram: @japethaguilar35 (144k followers)
144.9k Followers, 510 Following, 234 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Japeth Aguilar (@japethaguilar35)
Twitter: @japethaguilar35 (161k followers)
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9. TERRENCE ROMEO
If there’s one basketball player today who is very popular to the fans of the sports, it’s gotta be Terrence Romeo. Dubbed as the “Golden Boy”, this flamboyant scorer is doing phenomenal basketball in his mother club (GlobalPort Batang Pier) and even for the national team. You’ve seen his crazy ankle breakers? Well, now is the time to know Terrence more by digging deep on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Instagram: @tbvrome07 (208k followers)
208.8k Followers, 332 Following, 167 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Terrence Bill Romeo (@tbvrome07)
Twitter: @tbvromeo (104k followers)
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8. LA TENORIO
LA Tenorio is the “Gin-eral” of the Barangay. His court smarts and impeccable leadership allow him to effectively man the starting point guard spot of his PBA team. He is currently the “Iron Man” of the league for he has not missed any PBA game on his career. Catch LA online and do not miss the chance to see his off the court activities.
Instagram: @la_tenorio (211k followers)
211.7k Followers, 559 Following, 1,101 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from LA Tenorio (@la_tenorio)
Twitter: @LA_Tenorio (143k followers)
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7. JC INTAL
JC Intal is the small forward from Phoenix Fuel Masters. The former Blue Eagle is a versatile player that can shoot from downtown and can display athleticism from time to time. He is married to television host and model Bianca Gonzalez. Follow JC on his social media accounts to see his romantic side.
Instagram: @jcintal7 (275k followers)
275.2k Followers, 686 Following, 1,842 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from JBL (@jcintal7)
Twitter: @jcintal7 (110k followers)
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6. MARC PINGRIS
Marc Pingris is undeniably popular which earned him a title for being the “Pinoy Sakuragi”. He is one of the few remaining veterans at Magnolia Hotshots (formerly Purefoods). He is the embodiment of “PUSO” because he really gives his all to contribute for his team. Outside the playing court, Marc is a good husband to actress Danica Sotto-Pingris. Visit Marc’s Twitter and Instagram accounts to see his family bonding moments.
Instagram: @jeanmarc15 (417k followers)
417.4k Followers, 352 Following, 1,481 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Marc Pingris (@jeanmarc15)
Twitter: @MPingris15 (34.7k followers)
5. JAMES YAP
James Yap is “the man with a million moves”. The shooting guard from Rain or Shine Elasto Painters is known for being crafty with his moves and the man to dial during crucial moments. The Negros native is also a proud father of Bimby Aquino-Yap and Michael James. James Yap’s social media accounts will reveal his personal side to his followers.
Instagram: @jamesyap18 (490k followers)
490.9k Followers, 386 Following, 1,904 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from James Yap (@jamesyap18)
Twitter: @jcy18 (199k followers)
At the @yapstersclub18’s Christmas outreach program in Pasig. Sarap ng feeling makita sila masaya! ☺
4. KIEFER RAVENA
The former King Eagle is just an incoming Rookie from the NLEX Road Warriors this 43rd season of the PBA, yet he is already among the most followed. This is not surprising because Kiefer has always been visible to hoops fans with his valuable contributions for the national team. Kiefer also had guest and acting stints on the television. Catch Kiefer’s busy life by following him on his official social media accounts.
Instagram: @kieferravena15 (92.6K followers)
92.6k Followers, 425 Following, 66 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena15)
Twitter: @kieferravena (685k followers)
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3. DOUG KRAMER
Doug is the steady Power Forward/ Center of the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Aside from being a professional basketball player, he is also an in demand product endorser along with his beautiful wife and loveable children. Stay updated with the colorful lives of “TEAM KRAMER” by following Doug’s social media accounts.
Instagram: @dougkramer (1M followers)
1m Followers, 577 Following, 6,400 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Doug Kramer (@dougkramer)
Twitter: @DougKramer44 (95.7k followers)
Laughed out loud so much when we watched the #AngryBirdsMovie! Opens today in cinemas! Can’t wait to see it again!
2. JERON TENG
Jeron is a second generation cager being the son of former PBA player Alvin Teng. The former King Archer is also an incoming rookie from the Alaska Aces this 43rd PBA season. Jeron is among the players to watch out on PBA. Outside the court, Jeron is a smart and stylish man. Her fan girls and supporters should follow him on his official social media accounts.
Instagram: @jeronalvinteng (448k followers)
448.4k Followers, 749 Following, 978 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Jeron Teng (@jeronalvinteng)
Twitter: @jeronteng (671K followers)
Officially part of the Alaska Aces! 拏 #WeNotMe @Alaska_Aces
1. CHRIS TIU
Topping our list, Chris Tiu is the most followed active PBA player on social media today. It’s actually easy to understand why he has amassed such huge online following. He got the skills and he also got the looks. Aside from being a professional basketball player, Chris Tiu is also a TV host, commercial model, politician, and entrepreneur. There’s a good reason why he is the most followed one. Know that reason by following him now on his social media accounts.
Instagram: @chris_tiu (128k followers)
128.5k Followers, 672 Following, 1,157 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17)
Twitter: @chris_tiu (1.16M followers)
Happy to be part of this year’s Milo Marathon National finals in Cebu and to see so many young ones taking fitness seriously @MiloPH