TWO-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry still reigns over LeBron James in terms of owning the league’s best selling jersey, while the Golden State Warriors remain on top of the team merchandise list.
The NBA made the announcement on Tuesday, (Wednesday, Manila time) with the results based on NBAStore.com sales from October through December 2016.
The Warriors and Cavs each had two players in the top four most popular jerseys sold, as Kevin Durant came in behind Curry and James, with Kyrie Irving coming in fourth. Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook landed in fifth spot.
Among top-selling teams, the Warriors still ruled over the reigning NBA champions Cavaliers, who placed second. The Los Angeles Lakers saw none of their players in the top 15 and sport a poor record but still landed third in the team merchandise, a testament to its fan base.
Rounding out the top five in the best-selling team merchandise are the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks.
Milwaukee Bucks rising star Giannis Antetokounmpo also made his debut on the list at No. 14, a spot ahead of New York Knicks gunner Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks actually tied the Warriors, who also had Klay Thompson in 11th place, with three players in the top 15 of the top-selling jerseys, but the most surprising part is that Kristaps Porzingis (seventh) and Derrick Rose (10th) landed higher than star teammate Anthony.
The Bulls also had multiple players on the list as Dwyane Wade came in at sixth , while Jimmy Butler is at ninth place. San Antonio Spurs found a representative in the Top 15 with Kawhi Leonard’s jersey as the eighth best-selling jersey in the league, while MVP race leader James Harden of the Houston Rockets occupies the 12th spot.
In their first season on new teams, the Bulls’ Dwyane Wade places at No. 6, and the Knicks’ Derrick Rose ranks No. 10.
Here are the lists from NBA.com:
Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
7. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
8. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
9. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
10. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. James Harden, Houston Rockets
13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
14. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Boston Celtics
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Toronto Raptors