MVP Stephen Curry has overtaken LeBron James for the most popular jersey of the NBA. The Golden State All-star’s jersey topped the list in terms of sales for the first time in NBA on Tuesday. Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson ranked fifth, and Draymond Green was at No 15.
The Warriors also lead the team merchandise sales list during the playoffs.
James, who was at the top till the end of the regular season, now dropped to second. James’ fellow team-mate Kyrie Irving is in the fourth spot, while Chicago’s Derrick Rose is in third. Lakers’ aging super-star Kobe Bryant was at 6th place.
The Cavs, Bulls, Lakers and Spurs follow champions Warriors in the team merchandise sales list.
The league based its rankings on NBAStore.com from April through June. The recently concluded season’s records show Curry’s incredible brilliance as he led the Golden State to their first title in 40 years, riding on franchise-record 67 wins, plus 16 more in the playoffs.
Curry secured maximum votes in the All-star team, and won the 3-point contest and the all-important MVP award.
Curry, unlike James, who has returned to Cleveland for his second stint after spending 4 years in Miami, has never changed his jersey till date. Curry has been with the Warriors since they drafted him as 7th over-all pick in 2009.