Stephen Curry, LeBron James Lead NBA Jersey Sales from October to December 2015

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left,  drives past Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 132-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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In addition to being arguably the NBA's top two players, Stephen Curry and LeBron James lead the pack in terms of popularity as well, according to newly released sales figures.

Per Nina Mandell of USA Today, announced Wednesday that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers stars ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in jersey sales from October 2015 through December 2015. 

In addition to Curry and James, here's a look at the top 15 sellers from that time frame:

NBA Jersey Sales Rankings from October 2015-December 2015
1Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors
2LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers
3Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
4Kristaps PorzingisNew York Knicks
5Kevin DurantOklahoma City Thunder
6Derrick RoseChicago Bulls
7Russell WestbrookOklahoma City Thunder
8Kyrie IrvingCleveland Cavaliers
9James HardenHouston Rockets
10Jimmy ButlerChicago Bulls
11Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors
12Paul GeorgeIndiana Pacers
13Anthony DavisNew Orleans Pelicans
14Chris PaulLos Angeles Clippers
15Carmelo AnthonyNew York Knicks

Curry and James clashed in last year's NBA Finals, which saw the Dubs come out on top, 4-2, despite James' strong performance.

Considering Curry is the reigning league MVP and James won the award on four occasions, it isn't surprising to see their names near the top of the list.

The same can be said for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who came in at No. 3 in the final season of his illustrious career.

While fans have had no shortage of opportunities to buy Bryant jerseys over the years, the fact that he is riding off into the sunset has seemingly sparked interest in donning the future Hall of Famer's No. 24.

Although he'll only be on the court for a few more months, Bryant's jersey is unlikely to ever go out of style.

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the top 15 is New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4.

Many were skeptical when the Knicks selected the 7'0" Latvian in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft, but he has proved the doubters wrong by averaging 14 points and eight rebounds per game and establishing himself as a Rookie of the Year contender.

The 20-year-old is the only first-year player on the list.

The fact that he plays in such a big market helps his cause, as does the fact his jersey may be a big seller internationally, since he's the NBA's fastest-rising European player.

Youngsters like Porzingis may well ascend to the top of the list in the coming years, but as of right now, it is still quite apparent that fans gravitate toward sustained greatness, which is why the likes of Curry and James aren't likely to fall anytime soon.


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