Boston lives in an airtight bubble where nothing viewed as negative can penetrate it and everything within it somehow becomes worthy of biblical references. Recently I told a fellow Bostonian that Kyrie Irving is the most popular athlete playing for a Boston team today, not Brady and I was called everything except for my government. Yes, in the New England region Brady is that guy, but it doesn’t translate to the world. This is yet another example of that “bubble” and here’s just 3 reasons that in my opinion helps support my claim.
#1. (Basketball’s popularity worldwide dwarfs American football’s.)
More eyes are on the game that Kyrie plays. I’d even argue Kyrie’s more recognizable partially because he’s not covered by a helmet, pads, etc.
#2. (Social Media Comparisons As of 3/11/18)
Facebook – 3,049,684 likes
Instagram – 11.2 million followers
Twitter – 4 million followers
Facebook – 4,457,831 likes
Instagram – 3.9 million followers
Twitter – N/A
#3 (The Hate)
The dislike for Brady and the Patriots because of their success and the accusations of cheating unfortunately puts a damper on Brady’s popularity.
The final episode of “Tom vs Time” comes out today on Facebook Watch and Kyrie’s movie “Uncle Drew” hits theaters June 29th. Both athletes have a strong presence in sports and also in the media. Kyrie’s popularity being greater than Brady’s isn’t an attack on Brady and his legacy. Its just an observation that when you think about it, it’s just a fact 🤷🏾♂️. Am I wrong?