The NBA store recently announced the top jersey sales of the 2009-2010 season. Once again, Kobe Bryant found himself on the top of that list. No surprise for the second spot on that list, two-time MVP LeBron James. The following spots were filled by Boston’s Kevin Garnett, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, and Dwight Howard of the Magic. The only reason Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant was as low as 10 despite leading the league in scoring is most likely because he plays for a small market team.
The NBA store’s sales are highly affected by their sales in New York City. At Top Sports Jerseys, we have similar rankings but they aren’t identical. We may have a better pulse on the national average since the store is online and easily accessible by shoppers from around the country.
Our top 5 list consists of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Rose, and Durant. That should shock nobody as all five players had stellar seasons. Durant’s push came towards the end of the season as he caught up to James as the league’s leadining scorer. He led his team in the playoffs and helped them take the Lakers to 6 before falling short. Rose and the Bulls played hard against the Cavs but fell short again this year. Rose’s performance in the playoffs helped his jersey sales cause.
Among all the players in our top 5, only Bryant remains in the playoffs. We’ll show results at the end of the post season to see how the jersey sales rankings stack up. For now, rest assured that the four remaining teams – Orlando, Boston, LA, and Phoenix – are all making strong sales.