Posted December 19, 2013

Heat’s LeBron James No. 1 in NBA jersey sales

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LeBron James is shooting a career-high 59.8 percent from the field this season. (Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

LeBron James is shooting a career-high 59.8 percent from the field this season. (Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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5 comments
A M
A M

What an indictment for America when the apparent hero is a semi-illiterate man who fathered two children by two different women before age 19, yet can play basketball, so that's all that matters.

Bigdog12
Bigdog12

on each jersey on the back says hand checks are legal for lebron 

mishmosh2000
mishmosh2000

Interesting.  In Cleveland, LeQuit is the top selling jersey.

bareed100
bareed100

Lilard will be there very soon

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@bareed100Hope the jersey manufacturers do a better job of spelling his name than you do.