Ben Simmons rises in 2018/19 most popular NBA jersey rankings
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the most popular NBA jersey list, and Australian All-Star Ben Simmons cracks the top 10 once more.
The list results are based on NBAStore.com sales since the beginning of the 2018/19 regular season. Simmons, who made it into the 10th spot last season, rose to 9th this season.
The 2018/19 season has been a great one for Simmons. The Australian guard made his first All-Star appearance this year, was featured in the Australia/New Zealand edition of NBA 2K, and is currently leading a Philadelphia 76ers squad alongside Joel Embiid, that will make a strong push for championship contention.
Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers have advanced past the first round after dispatching the Brooklyn Nets, and are looking ahead to the Toronto Raptors.
Earlier today, Ben Mallis confirmed with Sixers head coach Brett Brown, that Kawhi Leonard will be a key assignment for Simmons.
The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry ranked No. 2 on the player list followed by the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (No. 3), who secured his highest ranking ever, the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (No. 4) and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (No. 5).
Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise
Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder
New York Knicks