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LeBron James is America's most Googled sport star

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Americans love their sport, this is a fact, and it seems that they love looking up their favourite sport stars on Google even more.

In the land where the NFL dominates the sporting spectrum it seems that a football player isn't everybody's number one guy however.

The NBA takes the top honour in that regard with the league's poster boy, LeBron James, taking home the honour of being the most googled guy in the States, being the top searched man in 23 of the country's states.

BestTickets.com released this map and it shows just how far-reaching the Miami Heat's stars appeal is. From New Jersey on the east coast all the way over to Oregon in the west, LBJ is a star and the population just can't get enough.

Whilst LeBron takes the top spot, he is joined by several other of his NBA colleagues. Kobe Bryant is the most searched man in California, Derrick Rose takes top honours in Illinois, and Kevin Durant is the main man in Oklahoma.

Football is incredibly well represented however. Peyton Manning takes top billing in seven states, while Tom Brady ties with Adrian Peterson for four states apiece. 

The only other athlete to take more than one state is college basketball star Andrew Wiggins. The potential number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft is top in Kansas as you'd expect, but takes the number one in rival Kentucky as well.

And finally we hit the weird ones. West Virginia and Vermont - two states with zero major sports teams - have Geno Smith and Tiger Woods as their most searched man, while Hawaii's favourite son is Manti T'eo.

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