The Warriors are cementing their status as China’s favorite team.
In addition to Golden State eclipsing the Lakers in team merchandise sales in the country this season, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has dethroned Kobe Bryant for China’s best-selling jersey. This comes a day after news surfaced that Curry had the best-selling jersey stateside for the second-straight year, and Golden State maintained its spot atop team merchandise sales.
The Warriors, who played in China in 2008 and 2013, will return there for two preseason games against Minnesota next season as part of the NBA’s 2017 Global Games. Curry did an Under Armour-sponsored tour of the country this past offseason, and Klay Thompson has a deal with Anta, a Chinese shoe company.