NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today released its first-ever overall international top selling jerseys list and five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant has the most popular NBA jersey internationally. The top 15 list was based on sales at adidas locations outside the United States during the 2011-12 NBA season.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Miami’s LeBron James, Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Orlando’s Dwight Howard, round out the top five. The list features three players in the NBA Finals: James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. International stars such as Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol from Spain, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki from Germany, San Antonio’s Tony Parker from France, and Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio from Spain made the top 15.
The NBA also announced the top five selling jerseys in key regions: China, Europe and Latin America. In China, Bryant has the top selling jersey for the sixth straight season while Rose moves up to No. 2. Bryant had the top selling jersey in Europe and Latin America this season.
Earlier this year the NBA announced that Rose had the most popular jersey in the United States. This is the sixth season adidas has served as the official oncourt uniform and apparel provider of the NBA.
|2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys Internationally||2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys in China|
|1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers||1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers|
|2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls||2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls|
|3. LeBron James, Miami Heat||3. LeBron James, Miami Heat|
|4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics||4. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic|
|5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic||5. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics|
|6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat|
|7. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics||2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys in Europe|
|8. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks||1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers|
|9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers||2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls|
|10. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder||3. LeBron James, Miami Heat|
|11. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers||4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics|
|12. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks||5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic|
|13. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks|
|14. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs||2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys in Latin America|
|15. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves||1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers|
|2. LeBron James, Miami Heat|
|3. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls|
|4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics|
|5. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat|