LeBron James, Kevin Durant top NBA jersey sales while Jeremy Lin drops off
The NBA released its report of its top selling jerseys from April to November and atop the list is LeBron James among the players and The New York Knicks among its top selling teams. It should be noted, however, the list is based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and on NBAStore.com from April 2012 through Nov. 26, which was a record-breaking weekend in terms of overall sales for the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the last report, which was released in April 2012, the Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin was second only to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. Lin is no longer on the list. A free agent this past summer, Lin opted to leave the bright lights of New York City for a smaller market in Houston with the Rockets. James was last on top of the list in April 2011. In this latest report, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook debuted at No. 12. The Lakers were the only team with three players on the list (Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash).
The Knicks overtook the Bulls for the top selling team, in terms of merchandise sales. The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics ranked No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively.