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Curry has highest-selling jersey for 2017-18 NBA season

Steph Curry has done it again. For the third consecutive season, Curry had the highest selling jersey in the NBA. The rankings are based on NBAStore.com sales since the beginning of the 2017-18 NBA season.

Here is the complete list below:

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:                       

  1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  5. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
  6. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
  8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
  10. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
  11. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
  12. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers
  13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
  14. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
  15. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

In terms of team merchandise, the Warriors ranked number one in that area for the third straight year.

Here is the complete list below:

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

  1. Golden State Warriors
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. Boston Celtics
  6. Milwaukee Bucks
  7. Oklahoma City Thunder
  8. New York Knicks
  9. Chicago Bulls
  10. Houston Rockets

Kellerman: ‘Steph right now is a bigger loss than the Spurs not having Kawhi'(WATCH)

Coming into the 2018 NBA playoffs, both the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs are depleted.

The Warriors’ Steph Curry is expected to miss the first-round after injuring his left knee, while the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard has played in only nine games this season due to a right quad injury. No word if Leonard will be available at any point in these playoffs.

The Warriors, who are the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, will face the 7th seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first-round of the playoffs. Game 1 will be on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Obviously, the Warriors still have Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, which will make it very difficutl for the Spurs to win this series.

Which loss is greater Curry or Leonard?

ESPN’s Max Kellerman gave his thoughts on ESPN’s First Take today:

The answer is pretty obvious. Kawhi Leonard is the Spurs best player, so it’s going to be very difficult for San Antonio to win without him.  Regarding the Warriors, you can argue that their best player will still be on the court in Durant. Therefore, they could make a long run in the playoffs without Curry.

 

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Skip Bayless: ‘The Golden State Warriors are still favorite to win it all, even without Steph Curry'(WATCH)

When Steve Kerr announced that Steph Curry could miss the first-round of the NBA playoffs  because of a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, the thought was that Warriors could have some issues in the first-round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

If the playoffs were to start today, the Warriors would play OKC in the first-round. That would be a difficult match-up with Curry in the lineup, but without Curry, this series becomes even more interesting.

However, FS1’s Skip Bayless believes the Warriors are still the favorite to win an NBA title, even without Curry.

Here is what Bayless had to say on FS1’s Undisputed today:

Now, I think the Warriors could beat OKC without Curry, but they can’t beat Houston without Curry. Therefore, if the Warriors want to repeat, they need Curry.

Steve Kerr says Curry will miss first-round of playoffs(VIDEO)

According to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Steph Curry will miss the first-round of the playoffs.

Curry was diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee on Saturday after he was injured in the Warriors 106-94 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.

Curry is expected to be re-evaluated in three weeks, according to the Warriors.

Here is what Kerr had to say today:

Currently, Golden State is the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. If the playoffs were to start today, the Warriors would face the Timberwolves in the first-round of the playoffs.

Eagles’ Jenkins calls out Steph Curry after seeing him on Pats sideline(Watch)

Golden State Warriors G Steph Curry has recently been on record as saying that he is interested in purchasing his hometown team the Carolina Panthers.

However, Curry, who is a big fan of the Panthers, was on the New England Patriots sidelines during Super Bowl 52 wearing red.

Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins spotted Curry on the Patriots sideline and was not too happy.

Here is how Jenkins reacted:

Jenkins and Curry have since made peace on Twitter:

Complete rosters for Team LeBron & Team Curry

The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft was conducted today via conference call.  As the All-Star starter from each conference who received the most fan votes in his conference, James and Curry drafted the team rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.  The captains selected their 11 teammates regardless of conference affiliation, marking the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference.

Team LeBron features seven players from the East and five players from the West, with seven frontcourt players and five guards.  Team Stephen showcases seven players from the West and five players from the East, with seven guards and five frontcourt players.  The five players in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game who have won the Kia NBA All-Star MVP – Davis (2017), Durant (2012), Irving (2014), James (2006, 2008) and Westbrook (2015, 2016) – are all on Team LeBron.  Durant will go head-to-head against the Warriors’ other three All-Stars in Curry, Green and  Thompson.

During the draft, the eight remaining All-Star Game starters (aside from James and Curry) were selected in the first round.  The 14 reserves were chosen in the second round.  James, as the top overall finisher in fan voting, was awarded the first pick in the first round, while Curry had the first pick of the second round.  The captains alternated picks in each round until all players in that round had been selected.

With Curry representing the Western Conference in a Western Conference arena, Team Stephen has been designated the home team and was able to choose between wearing black or white uniforms.  Curry selected the black uniforms, and Team LeBron was assigned the white uniforms as the visiting team.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will select the replacement for any player unable to participate in the All-Star Game, choosing a player from the same conference as the player who is being replaced.  Silver’s selection would join the team that drafted the replaced player.  If a replaced player is a starter, the head coach of that team will choose a new starter.

Team LeBron will be coached by the head coach from the Eastern Conference team with the best record through games played on Sunday, Feb. 4 among the 14 teams with an eligible head coach.  Boston’s Brad Stevens is ineligible because he coached in last year’s All-Star Game.  Team Stephen will be coached by the head coach from the Western Conference team with the best record through Feb. 4 among the 14 teams with an eligible head coach.  Golden State’s Steve Kerr is ineligible because he coached in last year’s game.

Steph Curry has top-selling jersey in NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors remain in the top spots on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists, respectively.  Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2017 through December 2017.

Rounding out the top five players are the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (No. 2), the Warriors’ Kevin Durant (No. 3), the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (No. 4) and the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (No. 5).

The Warriors are followed by the Cavaliers at No. 2, the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 3, the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 4 and the Knicks at No. 5 on the team merchandise list.

Additional highlights:

  • Antetokounmpo (No. 4) earns his highest ranking ever.
  • Embiid (No. 6) and Simmons (No. 8) of the 76ers as well as the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball (No. 11) make their debut on the list.
  • The 76ers place No. 3 on the team merchandise list for the first time since the 2003-04 NBA season.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
6. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
9. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
10. James Harden, Houston Rockets
11. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers
12. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
13. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
14. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
15. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

 Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. New York Knicks
6. Milwaukee Bucks
7. Boston Celtics
8. San Antonio Spurs
9. Chicago Bulls
10. Oklahoma City Thunder