The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has the top selling jersey based on NBAStore.eu sales since the beginning of the 2016-17 NBA season.
Curry, the NBA’s first ever unanimous MVP, has helped raise the profile of the Golden State Warriors, who top the list in terms of team merchandise sales, followed by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and some of the most iconic NBA franchises including the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics has appeared in the Top 10 for the first time ever after a fantastic season where he has averaged over 29 points per game, ranking second in the league, preceded only by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook.
Thomas has led the Celtics to the Atlantic Division title for the first time in five years, as well as battling for the top seed in the Eastern Conference with Cleveland, with just one game remaining in the regular season. The point guard’s fourth quarter heroics has seen his popularity rise, ranking No. 8 in the list of the most popular jerseys.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook’s record-breaking season has led to his jersey being ranked No. 4 on the list. He recently broke Oscar Robertson’s 55-year-old record of 41 triple-doubles in a season with 42, and also averaged a triple-double for the season with 31.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.
Westbrook is only the second player ever to achieve this feat after the Big O and is dominating MVP discussions as a result.
Fellow MVP candidate James Harden of the Houston Rockets has also proven to be one of the most popular names in the NBA.
The Rockets guard is averaging over 29 points per game and has led his team to 54 wins with only the Western Conference powerhouses Golden State and San Antonio ahead of them. Harden rounds out the list of most popular NBA jerseys at No. 10.
View the entire top 10 in the gallery above.