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NBA All-Star Game 2017 Top 25 Overall Leaders

(Totals As Of  1-12)
1. LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147
2. Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390
3. Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479
4. Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110
6. James Harden (HOU) 961,685
7. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024
8. Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376
9. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766
10. Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201
11. Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430
12. Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866
13. Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328
14. Draymond Green (GS) 464,319
15. Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300
16. Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671
17. Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448
18. DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225
19. Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076
20. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716
21. Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106
22. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668
23. Paul George (IND) 249,484
24. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979
25. Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804

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Jun212010

Adidas Scoring Sales With World Cup Products, Presence

Adidas said it expects to sell 13 million official 2010 World Cup game balls.June 21, 2010: The 2010 FIFA World Cup has just about reached its midway point but is already scoring benefits for adidas, which is an official sponsor, supplier and licensee for the month-long event.

During a press conference on June 21, adidas CEO Herbert Hainer said that the company has seen "record sales of at least $1.9 billion in its soccer category" this year as a direct result of the World Cup. According to Hainer, that represents a 15% increase from soccer-related sales in 2008 and a 25% increase from the 2006 World Cup, which was held in adidas' back yard in Germany.

"In the football category, we picked up just where we left off in 2009, leveraging our involvement with the FIFA World Cup 2010, and utilizing our convincing portfolio of products to incredible success," Hainer said during the press conference at the company's headquarters. "After the first ten days it is already clear that this World Cup will be a great success for adidas . . . We will not only achieve our ambitious goals in football, we will over-achieve them. "

Adidas official World Cup shirts include Germany (above) and host nation South Africa (right).Citing specific soccer-related products, Hainer said that Q1 2010 sales of soccer goods were up 26%, and that adidas projects selling more jerseys, footballs and soccer shoes than ever. The company's official status with FIFA includes all game balls and uniforms worn by referees, ball boys and all FIFA officials. Individual national teams, however, are able to negotiate their own deals for uniforms: adidas is outfitting 12 of the 32 squads that began the tournament on June 11; rival Nike has nine teams, including the U.S., and also England, which is outfitted by Nike division Umbro. Puma has seven.

Nike has not yet released World Cup-related sales figures. But the Portland, Ore.-based company has already said it expects its "Write the Future" campaign to continue to generate global interest.

"The jerseys are doing much better than expected," Hanier said, sharing Q1 figures in which more than 6.5 million replica jerseys were sold. He also said the company anticipates selling more than 13 million of the official Jabulani game balls this year.

Although some players and coaches at the World Cup have criticized the new ball, Hainer spoke about it in positive terms. "[The Jabulani is] rounder than any ball we have ever made, more aerodynamic and goes faster."

Overall, according to Hanier, "Our football business is growing worldwide. This underlines the global power this tournament has. No matter how you look at it, in terms of sales, market share and visibility, adidas is and will remain the leading football brand."

While Soccer Fans Count Goals, Marketers Count $$$

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