Warriors’ Stephen Curry tops Lakers’ LeBron James for popularity as he ranks No.1 on NBA’s jersey list

The superstar of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, has been collecting awards throughout his career. The NBA Finals MVP of 2022 has acquired another honor recently for his splendid performance this season.

The Warriors are going through a rough patch this season, positioned as the 10th seed in the Western Conference. However, Curry continued his sharpshooting during a difficult period. Even in the last loss vs. the Brooklyn Nets, he scored 26 points with six rebounds and seven assists after recovering from a shoulder injury recently.

Even in his down moments, Curry was still leading the team from the front, which obviously made an impact on his fans, who honored him in a unique way.

What did Stephen Curry achieve this time?

The 34-year-old has recently become the number one athlete on the NBA’s most popular jersey list. He surpassed the King, Lebron James, and became the most popular athlete in the NBA based on jersey sales. In the top five, they are followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Kevin Durant.

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Jersey List NBA 1st half 2022-23 (credit: NBA)

James has been the most popular jersey holder for quite some time, as his fanbase extends beyond the sports industry. It is an enormous achievement for Steph to surpass a living legend like LeBron James.

Curry has been scoring an average of 29.3 points with 6.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in 31 appearances this season. His score on diversity also took him to the verge of the elite 50-40-90 club again after 2016.

However, LeBron’s Los Angeles Lakers continue to have the most popular merchandise sale in the competition. LeBron James has a good chance of regaining his preferred number-one spot if he can surpass the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in all-time NBA scoring.

The four-time NBA champion’s achievement surely functions as a driver to lead his team in the playoff postseason. but for now, he has to get back on the shooting list to solidify his top spot among the fans.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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