The NBA has revealed new data on the best-selling jerseys in the league in late 2019. Some might think all the changes the association suffered in the summer altered this list as they did with the balance of the league, but that hasn’t happened.
In fact, if you thought the Golden State Warriors’ lack of success would affect Stephen Curry and his popularity, you’re wrong.
The league’s numbers show only small changes to the list of top-selling gear with LeBron James still holding the No. 1 spot in the jersey category. Curry, meanwhile, has been replaced at No. 2 with Giannis Antetokounmpo jumping up from No. 3 since April 2019.
It’s mandatory to say that the new list doesn't feature too many surprises. After Curry, Boston's Jayson Tatum and Houston's James Harden round out the top five in jersey sales.
The Lakers, Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, and Bucks make up the top five in best-selling teams, while the Warriors went from 2 to 6 from October through December 2019.
A good surprise here is that New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, who is yet to make his NBA debut, made it to the top 15. That might be seen as a low number seeing the hype around him, but once he starts playing, Zion will get a lot more attention.
Another notable name is Dallas superstar Luka Doncic, who now has the No. 6 selling jersey after being ranked No. 13 last April.
Full top 15 in NBA jersey sales:
1. LeBron James
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Stephen Curry
4. Jayson Tatum
5. James Harden
6. Luka Doncic
7. Kawhi Leonard
8. Anthony Davis
9. Joel Embiid
10. Kyrie Irving
11. Ben Simmons
12. Kevin Durant
13. Russell Westbrook
14. Kemba Walker
15. Zion Williamson
There are a couple of names ready to make the top 15, so we’ll see how the rest of the season develops for them and guys selling more jerseys in the association.