The Boston Celtics were one of the most popular teams during the 2019-20 campaign and their merchandise sales certainly back up this claim.
“Oh really, you’re a Boston Celtics fan huh?! So then where’s your team merch?”
Based on 2019-20’s analysis of the league’s merchandising sales, chances are, if you’re a C’s or, frankly an NBA fan as a whole, you probably have some type of Boston paraphernalia in your possession.
According to a tweet by Chris Forsberg of NBCSports Boston, based off the league’s merchandise sales since the NBA restart, Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker found themselves ranked amongst the top-15 in Jersey purchases, with Tatum finishing fourth overall right behind superstar Anthony Davis and just ahead of reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The rankings were listed as follows:
Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys
- LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
- Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
- Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
- Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers
- Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
- Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics
- Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
- Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets
- Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
- Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
For the sixth time in his illustrious 17-year career, LeBron James finds himself atop the sale’s list. Tatum, as well, finds himself in the midst of a sales streak, as 2020 marks the second consecutive season his threads are ranked within the league’s top-15 most purchased jerseys.
Adding to the pleasantries, Boston fans will be happy to know that the team’s new franchise point guard in Walker ranks ahead of estranged talent Kyrie Irving, who bolted from Beantown last offseason for the borough of Brooklyn.
As a whole, the Celtics unsurprisingly found themselves ranked second in the NBA in overall team sales. The rest of the list went as follows:
Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Boston Celtics
- Chicago Bulls
- Miami Heat
- Golden State Warriors
- Toronto Raptors
- Dallas Mavericks
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Denver Nuggets
This will mark the third consecutive season in which the team finds themselves ranked within the top-5 in merchandising sales.
Shocked? I’d hope not, for this year was quite a successful one for the organization
Congratulations Celtics fans, your team is popular!