LeBron, Lakers top NBA's most popular merchandise lists

NBA.com Global on Apr 26, 2019 05:34 AM
LeBron, Lakers top NBA's most popular merchandise lists
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 4: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the National Anthem before a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on October 4, 2018 at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA press release

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today jointly announced that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the top spots on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales since the beginning of the 2018-19 regular season.

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry ranked No. 2 on the player list followed by the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (No. 3), who secured his highest ranking ever, the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (No. 4) and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (No. 5).

On the team merchandise list, the Lakers are followed by the Warriors (No. 2), Celtics (No. 3), 76ers (No. 4) and Bucks (No. 5).

Additional highlights:

- Embiid (No. 5) earns his highest end-of-season ranking.
- Thirteen-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade concludes his NBA career at No. 11.
- The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George (No. 12) returns to the season-end list for the first time since 2016.
- Dallas Mavericks’ rookie Luka Doncic completes his rookie season at No. 13.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:                         

1. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers                         
2. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors                      
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks            
4. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics                                    
5. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers                              
6. James Harden, Houston Rockets                             
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder          
8. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors                      
9. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers                             
10. Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers                          
11. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
12. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
13. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
14. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
15. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Golden State Warriors
3. Boston Celtics
4. Philadelphia 76ers
5. Milwaukee Bucks
6. Chicago Bulls
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Houston Rockets
9. Toronto Raptors
10. New York Knicks

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