The Los Angeles Lakers are not only the first bubble champions but are now the top-selling NBA champions in league history, according to Fanatics.
Fanatics is revered for being one of the preeminent sports apparel companies in the world. On Monday, they announced that in a mere 12 hours, the Lakers surpassed the 2016 Cavaliers as the most profitable champions ever. Los Angeles sold more merchandise than Cleveland did in 30 days.
Lakers championship memorabilia was sold in 110 countries. The majority of bought merchandise consisted of mobile orders and were completed as soon as the buzzer sounded in Game 6, per Basketball News’ Alex Kennedy.
Finals MVP LeBron James not only recaptured his NBA crown but sits atop the league in merchandise sales as well. James put up 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists a night in the Finals. It’s only fitting that people across the globe fancy a No. 23 jersey in purple and gold. The late, great Kobe Bryant is No. 2 in player sales, per The Basketball News’ Alex Kennedy.
Los Angeles is the favorites to repeat as champions next season. They also have the best player in basketball and historic profit sales. It really is the Lakers’ league, and we’re all just living in it.