Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls & Jeremy Lin Top NBA’s Best-Selling Jersey List

04.26.12 5 years ago

A shortened NBA season didn’t stop jerseys from flying off the racks. Final sales tallies are in and Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls secured the top spots as the NBA’s “Most Popular Jersey” and “Team Merchandise” sales, respectively, based on sales at the temporary NBA Store in NYC and on from April 2011 to present. Rose led from April 2011 through April 2012, but it’s the second place finisher who may (or may not) provide the biggest surprise.

Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was number one for the regular season, dating from December 25, 2011 to to the present. The former undrafted D-Leaguer bested perennial best sellers like Kobe, LeBron and Wade. What’s even more amazing is the pace at which his jerseys sold, considering they weren’t available at retail until mid-February. Imagine if Linsanity hit at the beginning of normal season schedule.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
2. Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. LeBron James, Miami Heat
5. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
8. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
11. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
12. Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
13. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
14. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
15. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

1. Chicago Bulls
2. New York Knicks
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Miami Heat
5. Dallas Mavericks*
6. Boston Celtics
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Los Angeles Clippers*
9. Denver Nuggets
10. Orlando Magic

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