Kevin Garnett’s Celtics jersey is the NBA’s top-selling jersey of 2008

The NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys of 2008

We were only able to locate NBA jersey sales data from January 2008, so that’s much earlier than the April report were used to seeing in previous years.

With these January 2008 numbers, Kevin Garnett overtook Kobe Bryant for the top spot for jersey sales. Even without the April numbers, it’s likely that a Boston Celtic was at or near the top as the Celtics ended up winning the 2008 NBA title.

Third on this best-selling NBA jerseys list was Allen Iverson in his new Denver Nuggets digs followed by the Cleveland Cavs’ LeBron James in fourth place. Rounding out the top five was the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash. Here’s the full list of the top 15 jerseys for the 2007-08 NBA season.

The NBA's 15 Most Popular Jerseys
Rank Player Team
1 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics
2 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
3 Allen Iverson Denver Nuggets
4 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
5 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns
6 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat
7 Gilbert Arenas Washington Wizards
8 Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks
9 Stephon Marbury New York Knicks
10 Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
11 Kevin Durant Seattle SuperSonics
12 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
13 Tracy McGrady Houston Rockets
14 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
15 Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets

The data is for the 2007-08 NBA season only. For the NBA’s best-selling jerseys in NBA history, it’s tough to craft that list without having NBA sales data from every year. And we don’t have that. However, we looked at he numbers we do have, player popularity, looked at the teams and players that competed in the NBA Finals and came up with our list of the players with the best-selling jerseys ever.

The 10 Popular Teams in Merchandise Sales (2008)
Rank Franchise
1 Boston Celtics
2 Los Angeles Lakers
3 New York Knicks
4 Chicago Bulls
5 Miami Heat
6 Phoenix Suns
7 Denver Nuggets
8 Cleveland Cavaliers
9 San Antonio Spurs
10 Dallas Mavericks

See the best selling NBA jerseys from 2007 and the following season in 2009. For the full list of the top jersey sellers by year, go here.

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