Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry Owns NBA’s Top-Selling Jersey
The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors continue their historic season with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry having the best year of his career. Along with leading the league in scoring (30.0 points per game) and more than likely securing another MVP award, Curry also leads in another category off the floor.
According to NBA.com, Curry has the top-selling jersey in the NBA:
Reigning Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) in history, with combined sales up 20 percent from the previous year.
Curry’s jerseys are flying off the shelves this season with the superstar taking his popularity to another level entirely. The Warriors star is currently ahead of NBA royalty in LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in jersey sales which usually are one and two in this category on an annual basis.
Warriors teammate Klay Thompson also cracked the list of top-selling jerseys in the NBA. Thompson comes in at No. 11 behind Jimmy Butler (No. 10) and ahead of Paul George (No. 12).
Along with Curry and Thompson being on the list of top-selling jerseys, the Warriors top the list of most popular team merchandise. The Warriors continue to dominate the competition in the NBA and, as a result, have become a must-see attraction in the league.
Golden State’s popularity will continue to rise with the team aiming for history. The 95-96 Chicago Bulls’ regular-season record of 72-10 is in the Warriors’ crosshairs with Golden State losing only three games thus far.
At this point, the Warriors are the favorites to win the NBA title at season’s end with 8/5 odds, according to Sportsbook.ag. The San Antonio Spurs are sitting at 11/5 followed by LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers at 17/5.