LeBron James set the NBA world by storm last year when he decided during the offseason that he was going to join the Los Angeles Lakers for four seasons. The Lakers are one of the most popular teams in the entire league and LeBron is the most popular player. Merging the two together was always going to create quite the spectacle and that's exactly what happened this season. Unfortunately for both parties, the team was unable to make the playoffs this season after finishing 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 37-45.
Despite the unsuccessful season, the popularity of James and the Lakers never waivered. According to Bleacher Report writer Howard Beck, the NBA released its top-selling player and team jersey list and the Lakers and LeBron topped both of them.
When it came to the player list, LeBron was joined in the top five by Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokoumpo, Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid. As for the team merchandise list, the Lakers were joined by the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Milwaukee Bucks in the top five.
Of all of the players in the top 10 for jersey sales, LeBron is the only player who did not make the playoffs.
Bryce Harper Eclipses LeBron James’ Jersey Sales Record
Fanatics has offered extra #three Harper jerseys within the first 48 hours than another jersey.
Bryce Harper's #three Philadelphia Phillies jersey is the most well liked merchandise within the sports activities world proper now. According to Fanatics (H/T ESPN), Harper's new Phillies jersey set an organization file by turning into the highest on-line vendor, throughout all sports activities, throughout the first 48 hours after it launched.
Fanatics studies that the earlier file belonged to LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers jersey. The subsequent best-selling jerseys had been those that the New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack and San Francisco 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo.
Harper's Phillies jersey first grew to become accessible to the general public at 2:10pm ET this previous Saturday, simply moments after the star outfielder was formally launched as a member of the Phils.
Harper, who wore #34 throughout his stint with the Washington Nationals, inked a 13-year $330 million contract with Philadelphia, which marks the richest deal in North American sports activities historical past.
During his introductory press convention, Harper mentioned he modified numbers as a result of he feels Hall of Famer Roy Halladay, who died in a airplane crash in 2017, needs to be the final to put on #34.