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• NBC Sports Nascar analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy, an interior designer, "will transform a dilapidated 150-year-old historic home in Key West, Fla., into a gorgeous coastal retreat" in DIY Network’s new series, Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy. The four-episode series premieres Saturday, June 2.

• The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier announced a new special exhibition, “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” which explores how “sports and athletes helped to unite the country, console a grieving nation and give us a reason to cheer again following the 2001 attacks.” Opens June 27. Details here.

• Athletes First, a sports agency that represents such athletes as Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthew, Nick Foles, Josh Norman, Jamaal Charles and Deshaun Watson; and coaches including Jason Garrett and Urban Meyer, is launching Athletes First Partners (A1P), an international sales and marketing services company.

A1P's said its first client is Think450, the for-profit subsidiary of the National Basketball Players Assn., for which it would “help monetize collective sponsorship, licensing and content opportunities” on behalf of the 450 professional NBA players the Union represents.

Athletes First co-founder and president Brian Murphy will serve as CEO of A1P. Former NFL and Nascar executive Jim O'Connell will be president. Full story here.

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Top Selling NBA Footwear
1. LeBron James Nike
2. Under Armour Footwear
3. Chris Paul Nike Jordan
4. Kevin Durant Nike
5. Converse Shoes
6. Slide Sandals
7. Carmelo Anthony Nike Jordan
8. Stephen Curry Under Armour
9. Jordan Shoes
10. Stance Socks

SOURCE Store.NBA.com

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3. I Feel Pretty $16.2M
4. Super Troopers 2 $14.7M
5. Blumhouse's Truth or Dare $7.9M
6. Ready Player One $7.5M
7. Blockers $6.9M
8. Black Panther $4.6M
9. Traffik $3.9M
10. Isle of Dogs $3.4M
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Curry, Warriors Continue To Drive NBA Jersey, Team Merchandise Sales

By Barry Janoff

April 11, 2017: The Golden State Warriors have again finished with the best record in the NBA, which counts not only for a rewarding advantage in the post-season, but also a rewarding result in marketing and sales.

For the second consecutive regular season, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry has the No. 1 spot among most popular jerseys.

In addition, the Warriors sit atop the list of most popular team merchandise, according to NBAStore.com sales since the beginning of the 2016-17 NBA season.

Kevin Durant proved to be a worthy addition to Golden State, with his jersey ranking No. 3 in sales in his first season with the team, despite his missing more than a dozen games due to injury.

LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers finished No. 2 in jersey sales and No. 1 in shoe sales (Nike).

The Cavs were second behind the Warriors in team merchandise.

Triple-double record-setter Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder was No. 4 in jersey sales, with the Top 5 also including James’ Cleveland teammate, Kyrie Irving.

Nike overwhelmed the shoe sales list, with eight players in the Top Ten, including three who wear Nike Jordan: Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, as well as the brand’s namesake, Michael Jordan, who’s retro and new shoe releases continue to drive sales among consumers.

Boding well for the NBA is that some teams that did not make the playoffs were among the Top Ten in merchandise sales, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.

The NBA did not release sales or financial figures for these categories.

MOST POPULAR PLAYER JERSEYS
1. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors
4. Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs
7. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
8. Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls
9. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
10. James Harden Houston Rockets
11. Dwayne Wade Chicago Bulls
12. Derrick Rose New York Knicks
13. Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
14. Isaiah Thomas Boston Celtics
15. Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

MOST POPULAR PLAYER SHOES
1. LeBron James (Nike)
2. Kyrie Irving (Nike)
3. Kobe Bryants (Nike)
4. Chris Paul (Nike Jordan)
5. Kevin Durant (Nike)
6. Derrick Rose (adidas)
7. John Wall (Nike)
8. Carmelo Anthony (Nike Jordan)
9. Stephen Curry (Under Armour)
10. Michael Jordan (Nike Jordan)

MOST POPULAR TEAM MERCHANDISE
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Chicago Bulls
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Boston Celtics
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Toronto Raptors

SOURCE: NBA Store

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