Spurs Sports & Entertainment
The National Basketball Association (aka the NBA) released a list of the top-selling jerseys of all active players in the league, and one of our own made the cut.
Kawhi Leonard came in at number 9
Although he missed a number of games due to his ankle injury from the Western Conference Finals
(thanks to Zaza Pachulia
– not), the star player still managed to be the team's top player and beat out plenty of players from other teams that have gotten more time on the court this season.
But can we really be surprised that Leonard is still up there in jersey sales? After all, he's the unofficial face of the Spurs as the team's star player. He's well-loved here in San Antonio, being on t-shirts and other swag since he joined the team in 2011 and even having his own mural on the Southside
. He's skilled as heck, so true basketball fanatics outside the 210 recognize his talent on the court. Plus, he's humble as can be, just like former legend Tim Duncan.
Leonard's jersey sales comes behind league stars
like Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James.