Toronto Raptors crack top 10 in NBA merchandise sales

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The NBA released its list of top jersey and merchandise sales on Thursday, and the Toronto Raptors cracked the top 10 in terms of team sales over the duration of the 2018-19 regular season.

The league’s lone Canadian club sits ninth on list of most popular team merchandise sales, just ahead of the New York Knicks. The Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and Boston Celtics fill out the top three.

Here’s the entire top 10 list, based on sales throughout 2018-19:

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

The Cleveland Cavaliers fell out of the top 10 this year after sitting No. 2 overall last season, coinciding with LeBron James’ departure to L.A.

Along with the team merchandise tallies, the NBA also released the top individual jersey sales. Unsurprisingly, James’ Lakers threads led all sales in 2018-19, followed by superstars Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo who rank second and third, respectively. (The Greek Freak’s MVP-worthy campaign had fans flocking to purchase Bucks gear, driving the club into top five of merchandise sales.)

No Raptors made it onto the list.

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic, the third overall pick last June who lit up the league in 2018-19, is the lone rookie on the list at No. 13. Dwyane Wade finishes his career on this list at No. 11, while Paul George saw his sales stock rise as he jumps back on the season-end top-15 list for the first time since 2016.

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