The numbers are in for the most popular jersey in the NBA and it’s no surprise that King James is on the top of the list. LeBron’s MVP season, first championship victory, and Olympic gold medal all had a large deal to do with his jump to the top spot.
LeBron said these words to Yahoo! Sports about becoming number 1:
“It’s an honor to be No. 1,” said James, who last had the league’s best-selling jersey in April 2011.
“I give all of the credit to the fans,” said James, whose Cleveland jersey topped the league sales charts in 2004. “I would also like to thank all of my supporters and the Miami Heat organization. Let’s keep it going.”
Yahoo! Sports went on to discuss the leaders in team jersey sales:
In the team sales rankings, the Knicks were one spot ahead of the Heat. New York was No. 2 in the April rankings, with Miami then at No. 4.
The Lakers are No. 3 on the new list, followed by Chicago (which was No. 1 in April), Boston, Oklahoma City, Brooklyn, the Clippers, San Antonio and Dallas.
The Top 15 selling NBA jerseys are listed below:
- LeBron James
- Kevin Durant
- Kobe Bryant
- Carmelo Anthony
- Derrick Rose
- Rajon Rondo
- Dwayne Wade
- Blake Griffin
- Dwight Howard
- Chris Paul
- Deron Williams
- Russell Westbrook
- Steve Nash
- Paul Pierce
- Dirk Nowitzki