July 12, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; United States guard Deron Williams (8) and forward Carmelo Anthony (15) against the Dominican Republic at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James, New York Knicks Dominate Jersey Sales

Nov. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts on the court during the game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Heat defeated the Suns 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA has just released the list of top-selling NBA jerseys. The list is based on sales on NBAStore.com and at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue, New York, from April 2012 through Nov.26 2012.

LeBron James had a historic season last year, winning the regular season MVP, finals MVP and bringing home the Olympic gold with team USA. After such success he, quite understandably, finds himself at the top of the jersey selling list. James last held the top spot in April 2011. Here is the list of the top 15 most selling player jerseys:

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

4. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

5. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

6. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

7. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

8. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

9. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

10. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

11. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

12. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

13. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers

14. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

15. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

After becoming the youngest player to ever win the MVP award, Derrick Rose held the number 1 spot in jersey sales last year, but following a disappointing year filled with injuries, finds himself 5th on the list this time around.

Kevin Durant makes the jump from 8th to 2nd, after winning his 3rd consecutive scoring title and taking the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA finals.

Kobe Bryant has been at the top of the list 6 times since 2001, and is once again 3rd on the list, just like last year.

German superstar Dirk Nowitzki dropped from 7th to 15th this year.

Following the Linsanity, Jeremy Lin found himself 2nd on the list last year, ahead of everyone but Rose. As the Linsanity settled down, so did Lin’s jersey sales, as he fails to make the top 15 list this year.

Top 10 team merchandise:

1. New York Knicks

2. Miami Heat

3. Los Angeles Lakers

4. Chicago Bulls

5. Boston Celtics

6. Oklahoma City Thunder

7. Brooklyn Nets

8. Los Angeles Clippers

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Dallas Mavericks

Since last year, the Bulls have dropped from 1st to 4th, while Knicks have taken over the 1st spot, after being 2nd the year before. NBA champions Miami Heat make the jump from 4th to 2nd, while 2011 NBA champions Dallas Mavericks drop from 5th to 10th overall.


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