The NBA regular season reaches its conclusion on Wednesday, and it's time to take a look at which players sold the most jerseys this year. This list is based on the jerseys sold from the beginning of the 2016-17 season. As has been the case over the last two seasons, it shouldn't be a surprise that the Warriors and Cavaliers dominate the rankings. With that in mind, here are the 15 best selling NBA jerseys.
15) Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Lillard fell two spots from his perch at No. 13 last year, which can be blamed on Portland falling short of expectations this year, but he showed he is still popular enough to make the top 15.
14) Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
This is the first year Thomas made the top 15 list, as his rise to outside MVP candidate and Boston's rise to the No. 1 seed in the East boosted his profile and popularity to an all-time high.
13) Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Thompson was No. 5 on this list last year. His drop can be attributed to Kevin Durant's arrival in Golden State, and the fact that the Warriors aren't setting the regular season record for wins this year.
12) Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
When a former superstar joins a new team, there is going to be a spike in jersey sales. That is the case with Rose, but he isn't the top Knicks players on this list.
11) Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
Wade's return to his hometown of Chicago may have caught everyone off guard this offseason - especially those in Miami - but Bulls fans have shown their excitement about having him.
10) James Harden, Houston Rockets
Despite Harden's record-setting season, he still barely cracks the top 10 in jersey sales. However, he was not on the list last year, so his play did give him a boost.
9) Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
This is the Greek Freak's inaugural bid into the year-end list, and he is up five spots from his No. 14 spot on the mid-season list. With Antetokounmpo's continued development (he led the Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks this season), he should only continue to rise on the list.
8) Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Butler has taken over as the face of the Bulls franchise, and as such, has seen a steady rise in jersey sales. A late-season surge has pushed him ahead of Wade as Chicago's leading jersey salesman.
7) Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
The Porzingis fever is real in the Big Apple. After a dynamite rookie season, he has continued to show plenty of promise and looks like the future of the franchise.
6) Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Leonard overtook Tim Duncan as San Antonio's top jersey seller a few years ago, and he has been among the tops in the league ever since. He is up three spots from his place at the end of last season.
5) Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Irving rose all the way to No. 4 in jersey sales at the end of the last season thanks to the Cavs winning the NBA Finals - and his series-clinching shot. He has slipped some, but that has more to do with the rise of Russell Westbrook than anything else.
4) Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Speaking of Westbrook, the likely MVP of the league is at the highest point he has every been on this list. Some of that can be attributed to Durant's departure from OKC, but his on-court play has certainly provided the biggest boost.
3) Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Surprisingly, Durant was No. 8 in jersey sales last year, but as expected, got a huge boost by joining the Warriors.
2) LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron has been at the top of this list pretty much every year since he came into the league, yet saw another spike after bringing a championship to Cleveland. Still, his jersey isn't No. 1.
1) Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
You might be surprised that Curry is still at the top of the list, but the arrival of Durant hasn't diminished the reigning two-time MVP's jersey sales. His record-setting season last year and Golden State's continued success has kept him at the top of the league's jersey sales.Back to the NBA Newsfeed
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