Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carmelo Anthony Surpasses LeBron In NBA Jersey Sales

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has put together an MVP-type season.

And fans have noticed.

For the first time since the NBA began releasing jersey sales in 2001-02, Anthony has the top-selling jersey in the NBA this season, climbing ahead of Miami Heat All-Star LeBron James who had the top spot from April 2012 through November 26, 2012. Numbers are based on sales at and the NBA Store in Manhattan.

The top 15 best-selling individual NBA jerseys, according to the league:

1. Anthony, up from No. 4

2. James, who has been No. 1 three times

3. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant

4. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who has been No. 1 six times

5. Chicago's Derrick Rose, who has not played this season

6. Brooklyn's Deron Williams

7. Miami's Dwyane Wade

8. Boston's Rajon Rondo

9. Clippers' Chris Paul

10. Clippers' Blake Griffin

11. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, who is on the list for the first time and the only second-year player in the top 15

12. Lakers' Dwight Howard

13. Thunder's Russell Westbrook

14. Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, who was not in the top 15 in the November list

15. Boston's Paul Pierce

Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash dropped out.

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