WalletHub developed this score by aggregating the amount of Twitter followers and Facebook likes per capita for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
The University of Houston Cougars men's basketball team has made consecutive NCAA Tournament Elite Eight berths and a Final Four participation in 2021.
The nation's capital is the eighth-best city for NBA activity and the 15th-best for NCAA hoops. Despite the Washington Wizards' continuous struggles.
San Antonio's WalletHub score of 42.86 places it sixth in the country for 2022. The city's favourite Spurs have won five NBA titles since 1999, but have missed the playoffs.
And for good cause, as the hometown Heat has been a consistent contender, winning back-to-back titles in 2012 & 2013 and reaching the NBA Finals as recently as 2020.
Philly is fifth overall despite finishing 13th in the crucial NBA metric. For five years in a row, the 76ers and the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball teams both won national titles.
Legendary NBA franchise Golden State Warriors moved from Oakland to San Francisco, helping the Bay Area climb into the top five.
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