Stephen Curry Passes Kobe For Top Jersey Sales in China

Stephen Curry
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Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have long dominated merch sales in China, but there’s a new king on the throne.

That king is now the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

The two-time MVP has surpassed Kobe for China’s best-selling NBA jersey. Obviously, if you follow our reports, Steph also has the top-selling jersey in the U.S. as well.

The Warriors also have the best-selling team merchandise in China, dethroning the Lakers, who fell to No. 2.

Behind the Warriors are Lakers are the Chicago Bulls (No. 3), Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 4) and San Antonio Spurs (No. 5).

As for players, Kobe lands at No. 2, followed by Michael Jordan (No. 3), while Allen Iverson lands at No. 7, Tim Duncan at No. 9, and Tracy McGrady at No. 11. Chinese NBA fans sure love the retired greats, don’t they?

Below are the full sales:

Top 15 jerseys
1. Stephen Curry
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Michael Jordan
4. LeBron James
5. Russell Westbrook
6. Chris Paul
7. Allen Iverson
8. Kyrie Irving
9. Tim Duncan
10. Anthony Davis
11. Tracy McGrady
12. James Harden
13. Paul George
14. Kawhi Leonard
15. LaMarcus Aldridge

Top 10 teams
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Chicago Bulls
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. San Antonio Spurs
6. Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Houston Rockets
8. New Orleans Pelicans
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Indiana Pacers