Calling All Basketball Fans

On Tuesday, basketball season officially starts here in the US. As millions of people across the globe scramble to make their predictions on the season and assemble their fantasy rosters, we thought it would be interesting to delve into our index to see which players were being searched most often on Bing.

Here’s who you’ve been searching for:

1. LeBron James@KingJames

  • The most searched for player is also the favorite to win the Most Valuable Player award this year. LeBron will be searching for his 5th MVP and his 3rd title in a row, while everyone else in the league is aiming to knock off the defending champion Miami Heat.

2. Kobe Bryant@kobebryant

  • After tearing his Achilles late last season, Kobe Bryant is looking to get back to form and get the Lakers back in the hunt for the 17th championship in franchise history.

3. Rajon Rondo@RajonRondo

  • Like several others on this list, Rajon Rondo is returning from an injury that ended last year for him. Rondo will be back for the Celtics and will show his unique competitiveness, the same quality he brings to Connect Four. A game that, according to him, he has never lost at.

4. Kevin Durant@KDTrey5

  • Kevin Durant scored the most points in the league over the last four years and he’ll need similar output to get the Thunder back to the finals, an accomplishment they fell short of last year.

5. Derrick Rose@drose

  • Derrick Rose has been lighting up the preseason after returning from a full year’s hiatus due to a knee injury. With Rose on the court, the Bulls are looking like the Miami Heat’s main competition in the east.

6. Tim Duncan 

  • The Spurs fell short last year, losing to the Heat in dramatic fashion. Tim Duncan is as steady as they come and will have to turn in another solid year if he wants to add one more championship to his resume.

7. Jeremy Lin@JLin7

  • Jeremy Lin enters his second season with the Houston Rockets fighting for the starting point guard spot. The Linsanity phenomenon has calmed down, but the Rockets look to be a contender in the west.

8. Dwight Howard@DwightHoward

  • Dwight Howard’s move from Los Angeles to Houston was one of the biggest stories of summer. Now he’ll have to show he’s worth that max contract by guiding the Rockets into the playoffs.

9. Dwyane Wade@DwyaneWade

  • Dwyane Wade is after his fourth championship this year and alongside his running mates LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat are the favorites to win the title.

10. Carmelo Anthony@carmeloanthony

  • Carmelo Anthony was the NBA scoring champion last year and the Knicks will need every one of his 28 points per game to compete in the tough eastern conference this season.

If you want more info on the players, Bing Smart Search for Windows 8.1 is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know. From great images of the athletes, top stats, team schedules, relevant apps and links to top web results it’s now all at your finger-tips. With Smart Search you have a touch friendly way to dive in and explore your favorite players.

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– The Bing Team

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