There’s a new king in NBA jersey sales. In his first season with the Miami Heat, Lebron James has reclaimed the top spot on the NBA’s best selling jersey list.
James is back at number one for the first time since April 2004. Kobe Bryant, who held the top spot for the last two seasons, falls to number two.
The NBA’s top-selling jerseys list is based on sales on NBAStore.com since the start of the 2010-11 NBA season.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the list comes at number three, a spot claimed by the Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo, who finished 15th last season.
It’s the biggest jump of any player this season and is remarkable given his popularity is still likely limited to the Boston area. Rondo traded places with his teammate Kevin Garnett, who fell from 3rd to 15th.
Other players who saw their jersey jump in popularity include the New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, who ranks 4th after not making the list last year. Rookies John Wall and Blake Griffin were tops in the rookie class, coming in at 10th and 11th respectively.
The New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul saw the biggest drop, falling out of the top 15 after finishing 7th last year.