It appears that America is searching for LeBron James. According to a recent study that looked at internet searches for athletes’ names, the Miami Heat star showed up at the top of the list in as many as 24 states in America, making LeBron the most searched athlete across all sports in the country.
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 22, 2014
As you can see, the folks in Texas more than love Johnny Manziel and folks in Minnesota love them some Adrian Peterson, but LeBron blows them away by being searched in almost half the country.
Like Peterson, Manziel and guys like Aaron Rodgers, a lot of the states who didn’t search James the most have their own hometown stars to love but this is proof that James is a surrogate hero to those who have no one to look to in the world of sports.
It’s also worth noting that LeBron tops all searches in New York, which is both a nice dig at the Knicks and Nets but could be an omen of who Knicks fans are looking to in the future to fix the team.
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