Curry, Tatum, LeBron Top NBA in Jersey Sales Thus Far in 2023-24
The NBA released its list of the top-selling jerseys of the 2023-24 season thus far on Tuesday, and Stephen Curry sits in the No. 1 spot, followed by Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum and the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James to round out the top three. Coming in fourth is San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, while Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo wrapped up the top five. Other notable athletes on the NBA Top 15 Jersey Sales list for 2023-24 include Kevin Durant at No. 8, reigning league MVP Joel Embiid at No. 12, and current NBA Finals champion Nikola Jokić in the 14th spot.
Adidas Unveils 'The Damian Lillard Court' at Portland Campus Gym
For the first time in company history, Adidas is naming a building on its campus after an athlete. On Tuesday, Three Stripes held a court dedication ceremony to honor Milwaukee Bucks star and Adidas athlete Damian Lillard. “As you know, Damian spent the first 11 years of his career in Portland, building a ‘home’ in the city and setting his roots down with Adidas Basketball for what’s turned into a long and fruitful partnership,” said the brand. Now, whenever the eight-time All-Star returns to Portland, he’ll be “always home.” Adidas signed Lillard ahead of his rookie season in 2012, and together, they have developed eight signature sneakers.
Kristin Juszczyk, NFL Agree to Licensing Deal to Bring Custom Jackets to Masses
After receiving major attention for her custom game-day looks, the NFL and Kristin Juszczyk have reportedly agreed to a licensing deal that will allow her to use official NFL imagery in her designs. Details of the agreement were not yet revealed. Juszczyk, the wife of San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, has had a meteoric rise in popularity thanks to her custom-made apparel she’s designed for the likes of Taylor Swift, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey‘s fiancée Olivia Culpo, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ wife, Brittany.
Chiefs-Ravens & 49ers-Lions Bring Record Viewership Numbers to CBS, Fox
The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens made TV history in Sunday’s NFL Playoff battle by attracting more than 55 million viewers, according to CBS, becoming the most-watched AFC Championship Game ever. The game peaked with more than 64 million viewers, CBS says. On the NFC Championship side, which saw the San Francisco 49ers stage a historic comeback win over the Detroit Lions, Fox reported an average of 56.9 million viewers, making it the network’s fourth most-watched non-Super Bowl NFL game ever. Per the league, 120.4 million people tuned in for Championship Sunday, making it the highest total unduplicated crowd since 2016-17.
Megan Thee Stallion Confirms Summer Tour on 'Good Morning America'
During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Megan Thee Stallion confirmed that she’ll be on tour this summer to support her forthcoming third studio album. “Oh, we’re having the tour this year. I feel like I’ve never been able to be outside doing my own thing during the summer since, like, 2019. So, this is going to be the first time that I drop an album on time for the summer. I do want to give the hotties the Megan Thee Stallion experience,” said the rapper. Dates and venues haven’t been revealed yet, but the hotties now have something to look forward to when the weather heats up.
Hayley Jones, Sydney Colson, Natasha Cloud Among WNBA Stars Suiting up for Athletes Unlimited
The final roster for the 2024 Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball season was shared Tuesday, and it features 18 players who finished last year on a WNBA roster as well as 11 more who boast experience in the W at any point. Among those famous faces suiting up next month for the first time are Hayley Jones, Rae Burrell, and Emily Engstler. Returning players include Natasha Cloud, Isabelle Harrison, Lexie Hull, and reigning WNBA champion Sydney Colson. Additionally, AU announced that the WNBA App will stream 18 of 24 games for the league’s third campaign. This marks the second straight year in which WNBA platforms are streaming AU Pro Basketball game action, and the first year AU games will be available to stream for free on the WNBA app.