King on the court and marketing giant off it, Miami's LeBron James has some committed fans.
Skateboarders are often seen as outside-the-square thinkers, and legendary boarder Tony Hawk is no different. As a businessman, Mr. Hawk has proven himself to be as fearless as he was in a half pipe. Who else could pull off the business-presentation-in-a-half-pipe idea as well as Hawk? Brilliant stuff, Bird man.
Like skateboarders, surfers are also seen as creative thinkers. Champion surfer Kelly Slater helps keep that belief alive with his Instagram shots, including this beauty. Picturesque shot there, Kelly.
Scott Pendlebury (@sp_10)
Magpie superstar Scott Pendlebury is a leader amongst his AFL contemporaries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. With nearly 2,500 followers, Pendles is giving his fans a great insight into his life away from football and what keeps him grounded when not tearing up the MCG.
Mick Fanning (@mfanno)
Like Slater above, surfing legend Mick Fanning is a lover of Instagram. As he does so much travelling throughout the year, Instagram is wonderful to not only let his fans know what he is up to, but also let them know where he is!
While he's most well known for his headline grabbing boxing career, retired boxer (and star of one of the best scenes in “The Hangover”), Mike Tyson is a regular on Instagram.
Last but certainly not least is Australian swimming's golden girl, Stephanie Rice. The three-time Olympic gold-medal winner is great to follow on Instagram as she gives some cool insight into all the training and preparation needed for the Olympics.
One of the world's finest on the pitch and he is active off it as well, as his Instagram account will attest to.
Out from under the shadow of KD and Westbrook, James Harden is flying in Houston.
Richards is probably the NHL's most active Instagrammer.
The world's fastest man killed it at the London Olympics and he kills it on Instagram, too.
Victoria Azarenka (@vichka35)
Tennis ace Victoria Azarenka travels a lot throughout the year playing in tournaments and she collects a heap of great shots on Instagram.
Nic Nat is by far the best AFL player to follow on Instagram.
The most underrated NBA star in terms of character. Definitely worth a follow.
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