NBA Top Selling Jerseys 2013
The NBA updates its statistics on the top selling NBA jerseys twice a year in April and November each year. Based on the most recent update in November 2012, LeBron James has regained the top spot from Derrick Rose who has been out during the past 6 months because of knee surgery.
You will find some surprises on the list such as Russell Westbrook and Steve Nash but mostly the names on the list are the ones you would expect. Westbrook is a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder that made it to last year's championship and then he followed that up that exposure by winning a Gold medal with TeamUSA in London. Nash gained popularity by joining the ever popular Los Angeles Lakers, although so far his and Dwight Howard's addition to the team has not produced winning results.
There were a couple of popular NBA jerseys that fell off the previous list including Jeremy Lin, whose move from the NY Knicks to the Houston Rockets feels a bit like an exile. Amare Stoudemire and Ray Allen have also both fallen off the list as their playing skills have declined from their earlier years.
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10. Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Paul is the energizer point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. Now paired with Blake Griffin, Paul is working to lead the Clippers to their first NBA Championship. After six seasons with the New Orleans Hornets, Chris Paul moved to the Clippers for the 2011-12 season. Paul is a 5x All Star, was NBA Rookie of the Year in 2006 and one of the best defenders in the league having been named to the All Defensive Team 4x. He has two Gold Medals with TeamUSA. You can get authentic Chris Paul jerseys for his time with the Clippers, the Hornets or TeamUSA.
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9. Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers)
In his 9th NBA season, Dwight Howard is one of the most dominating rebounders in the game. After playing 8 seasons with the Orlando Magic, Howard moved to the Los Angeles Lakers this season with huge fanfare. So far the move has not been able to lift the Lakers back into Playoff contention. He is a career double double guy averaging 18.4 ppg and 13.0 rpg. Howard is a 6x All Star and a 5x All Defensive Team selection. Check out these Dwight Howard jerseys and show your appreciation for his game.
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8. Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Blake Griffin is one of the most exciting NBA players because he brings the biggest dunks in the game today. Griffin is playing in his third full season (fourth but sat out first year with knee injury), he has become a human highlight reel with his awe-inspiring dunks. Now paired with Chris Paul, Griffin is hoping to take the Los Angeles Clippers to their first ever Championship. Griffin is a 2x All Star, NBA Rookie of the Year (2011) and an NBA Slam Dunk Champion.
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7. Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Dwyane Wade is one of the three headed monster of the Miami Heat that won the NBA Championship in 2011-2012. That was D-Wade's second Championship after winning with Shaq back in 2006. While the Dwyane Wade jersey is currently only the 7th most popular, he held the top spot for nearly two years back in the mid-2000s. In addition to this Championships, Wade has been a Finals MVP, an 8x NBA All Star, Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" and is the all time leading scorer for the Miami Heat.
6. Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
Rajon Rondo is the Point Guard for the Boston Celtics and has won an NBA Championship with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in 2008. Rondo is a 3x NBA All Star and a 2x NBA All Defensive Team. Playing on one of the most popular NBA basketball team, Rajon Rondo's jersey is one of the most best selling NBA jerseys.
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5. Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Following in the footsteps of MJ, Derrick Rose is the talented point guard for the Chicago Bulls. His unbelievable body control and lightning quickness conjures up memories of the the Great One. While Rose is sitting out most of the current 2012-13 season after knee surgery, Derrick Rose jerseys have dropped from the #1 top selling NBA jersey spot to the #5 spot. Derrick Rose is the 2011 NBA MVP, 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year and a 3x NBA All Star. His goal is to bring back the NBA Championship Trophy to Chicago
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4. Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Carmelo Anthony is in his 11th NBA season and his third with the New York Knicks after playing 8 season in Denver. Melo as he is known is a 5x NBA All Star and a 2x Gold Medal winner with TeamUSA. Anthony has transformed his NBA game from an inside to outside game to suit his superior ball-handling and 3 point shooting skills. During his one year at Syracuse, he brought the Orangemen their first NCAA Championship.
3. Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kobe Bryant is the high flying shooting guard with the Los Angeles Lakers. In total, his 5 NBA Championships are one short of his idol, Michael Jordan. Coincidentally, he won those Championships with Michael's coach, Phil Jackson. Kobe is also a 2x NBA Finals MVP and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player. He is also a 14x NBA All Star, a 9x NBA All Defensive Team and a 2x NBA Scoring Champion. Bryant was drafted right out of high school before the age 19 restriction and he is the son of former NBA'er, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.
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2. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Kevin Durant is one of the most dominant young players in the NBA. Like Lebron before him, he is a big man with point guard skills. He is as comfortable shooting a three or spinning on an opponent down in the post. Durant was the #2 pick in the 2007 NBA draft and went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season. Kevin is a 3x NBA All Star and won an Olympic Gold Medal with TeamUSA in the London Games. During his one year in college at Texas, he was named the National Collegiate Player of the Year.
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1. Lebron James (Miami Heat
Often considered the most dominating player in the game today, Lebron James is a point forward with the Miami Heat. His size and athletic ability make him virtually impossible for opposing teams to cover one on one. Even against double teams, James is able to score virtually at will. In his NBA career he has now won an NBA Championship, 3 NBA MVP Awards and 2 Olympic Gold Medals. Its no wonder, Lebron James' NBA jersey is the top selling jersey.
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