Heat’s LeBron James No. 1 in NBA jersey sales
Miami Heat forward LeBron James leads the list of the NBA’s top-selling jerseys, according to numbers released Thursday.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is No. 2 on the list, followed by Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.
For the first time, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry appears on the list at No. 6.
“If people love the way I play the game of basketball, love the way I inspire to be better, that’s great,” said James, who is averaging 25.2 points this season. “Everytime I see someone in my jersey, a complete stranger, it’s a ‘wow’ factor. For me to be the No. 1 guy, to have the most jersey sales, it’s crazy.”
Rounding out the top 10 are Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.