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LeBron James Beats Out Kobe Bryant For NBA’s Top-Selling Jersey Reviewed by Momizat on . Two-time NBA champion LeBron James of the Miami Heat continues to see his popularity rise as he is now the owner of the top-selling jersey in the NBA beating ou Two-time NBA champion LeBron James of the Miami Heat continues to see his popularity rise as he is now the owner of the top-selling jersey in the NBA beating ou Rating: 0
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LeBron James Beats Out Kobe Bryant For NBA’s Top-Selling Jersey

Kobe Bryant and LeBron JamesTwo-time NBA champion LeBron James of the Miami Heat continues to see his popularity rise as he is now the owner of the top-selling jersey in the NBA beating out Kobe Bryant for the top spot according to ESPN.com:

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is No. 2 on the list, followed by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls despite Bryant missing most of the season with an Achilles injury and Rose sidelined for the rest of the year with another knee injury.

Following James, Bryant and Rose on the list of top-selling jerseys is Kevin Durant at No. 4 and Carmelo Anthony at No. 5. A few first-timers also made the list with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors coming in at No. 6 along with up-and-comers James Harden (No.12) and Paul George (No.14). George is only one of three Indiana Pacers to make the list since 2001 along with Jermaine O’Neal and Hall of Famer Reggie Miller.

Other notable big-names to make the list were Dwyane Wade (No.7), Chris Paul (No.8), Kyrie Irving (No.9), Blake Griffin (No.10), Russell Westbrook (No.11), Rajon Rondo (No.13) and even rookie Michael Carter-Williams (No. 15) of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers lead the way with two players apiece of the top-selling jersey list. Bryant remains the only Laker with a jersey flying off the racks this year which really comes as no surprise.
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  • Kin Diesel

    How many colorways do the Heat have?…

  • Paytc

    That’s cool. Good for Lebron. At least Kobe is always in the picture even when he’s gone from the game a while. I want Kobe to beat Lebron and D.Wade out of the bigger prize the….. (NBA title).

  • Gregory Choa

    …in the US maybe, but I bet not worldwide. Lebron is a fraction of the global brand that Kobe is. Lebron has a LOOONNNGGGGG way to go before he even begins to sniff at the popularity that Kobe has already achieved around the world.

    • Paytc

      Most intelligent people know that is the case. But the NBA and the media has to do their best to past the torch to who the NBA has hand selected to carry the torch when Kobe steps down.

      Don’t take that as a slight to Lebron because he has stepped up and played very well. He was smart to team up with D.Wade. And unlike the CP3 to the Lakers trade, the NBA was supportive of it.

      The interesting thing is Kobe was not hand selected to carry the torch. As a matter of fact he wasn’t the guy they particularly wanted.But Kobe went out and took the torch anyway with a work ethic and determination that is hard to match. And he did it on the team he started his career on. Twenty plus years of high level play on one team will never be exceeded imo.

      Cheers to Kobe’s successful return to the top, and more Laker championships along the way.

      Go Kobe !

    • GM Jack

      Lebron will never be as popular, he has always played in a small market. And if you look at his career, he is not about ego and fame. If he was, he would not have stayed in Cleveland for 7 years. He could have opted out in 2007 from Cleveland.

  • GM Jack

    Well, look at the stats (points, rebounds, assists), King James has been beaten Kobe the Black Mamba every year since 2004, except for one year. Arguably, Lebron is a better interior defender and Kobe was a better perimeter defender, so that is even. If Lebron was playing in Chi, NY, or LA, he would have been crowned the unanimous king since his second year in the league. This is no surprise, King James waited too long to get out of Cleveland. Cleveland is small market. He is an honest and good player. If he wanted big money, he would have not settled for relatively small contract in Miami. He would have gone to Chi or NY. HE IS THE KING. I am surprised the Lakers never pursued him. If we pursue him now, most likely he will not come, and his best years are behind. He has 23 000 point on his legs. Most player retire at 25 000 points. Only four players have passed 30 000 points. Statically, he is on his last one quarter tank left. Still great.

  • Lakers4Life

    Nothing to worry about, as LeBron will be wearing a Lakers jersey in the next several years!

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