LeBron tops NBA's global jersey sales

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — LeBron James has the world's best-selling NBA jersey.

The Miami Heat star and four-time league MVP tops the NBA's global list of jersey sales for this past season, according to numbers released Tuesday. James — who also has the top-selling jersey in the United States — outsold Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Heat teammate Dwyane Wade for the No. 1 spot.

The league unveiled the rankings — based on Adidas' global sales for the past season — just three days before the start of NBA Global Games 2013, which include eight preseason games in seven different countries, then regular-season games in Mexico City on Dec. 4 and London on Jan. 16.

Many of the top names on the global-sales list — including Rose, Bryant and Durant — are on teams taking part in this season's international matchups.

Carmelo Anthony is sixth on the global-sales list, followed by Dwight Howard (his now-former Lakers jersey), Deron Williams, Blake Griffin and Rajon Rondo to round out the top 10. In spots 11-15 on the global list are Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Garnett (his now-former Celtics jersey) and Joe Johnson.

In U.S. sales, James is followed by Rose, Bryant, Durant, Anthony, Wade, Howard, Williams, Griffin and Rondo.


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