Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks prodigy Luka Doncic had the best individual jersey sales throughout the bubble portion of the 2019-20 season, the NBA announced Wednesday.
James' teammate Anthony Davis rounded out the top three, while reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had the fifth-best selling jersey since the season restarted in Orlando.
The full list reads as follows:
- LeBron James, Lakers
- Luka Doncic, Mavericks
- Anthony Davis, Lakers
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
- Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers
- Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
- Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics
- Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
- Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets
- Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
- Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
Heat rookie Tyler Herro just missed the cut at No. 16, according to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press
Interestingly, three of the 15 best-selling jerseys belonged to players who did not play at all inside the Disney World bubble - Curry, Irving, and Durant.
The list of best-selling team merchandise had a similar anomaly: the Chicago Bulls ranked third despite not qualifying for an invite to the restart. That could be due to the "The Last Dance" documentary, which was highly popular during the season's lengthy stoppage.
The Toronto Raptors are the only other club in the teams' top 10 that did not have a player among the best individual sellers:
- Trail Blazers