I just love when this list comes out! It really lets you know how fans are feeling about teams & players. Numbers don’t lie!
The NBA released the top 15 most popular jerseys and the top 10 most popular team merchandise today. The lists are based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue and NBAStore.com from April through Thanksgiving Weekend.
ps. Sorry Hov, you may have won the game Monday night, but my Knicks beat your team in merchandise sales! Owwwwww!
Reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat reclaims the No.1 spot on the NBA top-selling jerseys list and the New York Knicks are the top-selling team for the first time since December 2004.
*Check out BOTH lists above in gallery*
Here are a few additional highlights:
* The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook debuts at No. 12.
* The Celtics’ Rajon Rondo and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul each move up four spots from last year to Nos. 6 and 10, respectively.
* The Lakers were the only team with three players on the list, with Bryant (No. 3), and new additions Dwight Howard (No. 9) and Steve Nash (No. 13).
NBAStore.com had its largest Cyber Monday in history on Nov. 26, with sales up double-digits over 2011. This year marks the seventh season that adidas has served as the official oncourt uniform and apparel provider of the NBA.