With the San Antonio Spurs boasting two players from Latin America - Argentina's Manu Ginobili and Brazil's Tiago Splitter - it shouldn't be too much of a surprise to find out their jerseys will be extremely popular. Especially Manu's.
However, according to a global jersey sales report from Adidas, last season Tim Duncan's jersey was a top-selling jersey in Latin America.
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James, the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant had the top-three selling NBA jerseys around the world last season according to Adidas’ sales, the league announced as it prepares for its annual Global Games this preseason.
In Latin America: Rose, Bryant, James, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Garnett and San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan.
This is a bit of a shocker considering Ginobili is practically seen as the best-ever basketball player to come out of Bahia Blanca and Splitter being one of the few Brazilian's in the NBA.
Just goes to show you, even in Latin America, Duncan's game and professionalism is respected.
How about you Spurs fans? What is your favorite Spurs jersey to wear?
(via Hoops World)
nice to know that at least somewhere Duncan's jersey is a hit. I have a special Finals Duncan jersey which I hope to wear if they can make it all the way for the 2nd straight time (and win with success this time).
I like to wear my Ginobili road jersey and my Leonard alternate jersey.
Little known fact: In Latin America Tim is huge on Telemundo Tres. Off season he's on a telenova. He plays "El Fundamental Mas Grande" on "Los Gentes mas Peligroso"
@sa2ny2004 I have one! Hahaha here in Brazil you'll find more Duncan than Splitter jerseys
@gymbear comedy gold!
@lucas_pastore why is that? i would think manu and split or even nene or barbosa would get love.
@sa2ny2004 Plus, the official NBA store doesn't ship to Brazil
@sa2ny2004 The stores are used to bring superstars jerseys instead of Brazilian ones. You'll find Varejão's one, but none of Barbosa or Nenê
@lucas_pastore do rare but slick move.... a custom sas jersey with pop's name on the back
@sa2ny2004 Hahaha! Maybe a Pops Mensah-Bonsu? A hipster one
@lucas_pastore get yourself a richard jefferson spurs jersey. i guarantee you will be popular in brazil