The FIBA World Cup (#Spain2014) generated over 4.3 million tweets during the two-week tournament, according to Twitter.
The top three most tweeted moments, according to tweets per minute (TPM), were Turkey’s Emir Preldzic (@TBForgtr) hitting a three-point shot with five seconds left to beat Australia 65-64 in the Round of 16, Spain’s (@baloncestofeb) upset loss to France (@ffbasketball) in the quarterfinals and the United States (@USABasketball) routing Serbia for the gold medal.
Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) was the most mentioned player on Twitter. He was followed by Spain’s Pau Gasol (@paugasol), France's Nicholas Batum (@nicolas88batum), Serbia’s Miloš Teodosić and the U.S.'s Derrick Rose (@drose).
For comparison, the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII had 24.9 million tweets about the game during the broadcast and this summer's FIFA World Cup had 672 million tweets related to the tournament.
- Scooby Axson