NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant now the most popular player in the NBA?

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant now the most popular player in the NBA?

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world with his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

The season has not started yet and the effect of the free agency acquisition for the Warriors is already being felt in the Bay Area.

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According to reports, Kevin Durant jerseys are already “flying off the rack”, and are now very popular in the entire United States.

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“The Golden State Warriors sold an incredible 2,000 KD jerseys within 24 hours of his signing. In comparison to another superstar’s free agency decision and jersey sales, Durant sold more jerseys in his first week with the Warriors, July 7-14, than Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James sold when he returned to the team in 2014,” the report said.

It also adds that even in Oklahoma City, where Durant’s former team is located, the forward’s jersey is also the top seller.

The Kevin Durant jersey sales is surprising considering that he also became the “most hated” player in his decision to join a “super team” like the Golden State Warriors. At the Bay Area team, Durant will be joining two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

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With his decision to join the Warriors, the Golden State squad are the favorites to win the Western Conference and NBA title in the 2016-2017 NBA Season.

Kevin Durant may be hated by most NBA fans but the jersey sales are still booming for the Warriors superstar.

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