The 15 Top-Selling NBA Jerseys in 2015
Despite LeBron James’ controversial return to Cleveland for the 2014-2015 season, The King made Cleveland Cavalier jerseys fashionable once again – at least according to the the NBA’s official jersey sales count. This helped him snatch the #1 position in the National Basketball Association’s jersey sales once more. ESPN.com ranked Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors behind James.
|1||LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors|
|3||Kobe Bryant||Los Angeles Lakers|
|4||Kevin Durant||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|5||Derrick Rose||Chicago Bulls|
|6||Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|7||Tim Duncan||San Antonio Spurs|
|8||Carmelo Anthony||New York Knicks|
|9||Dwyane Wade||Miami Heat|
|10||Blake Griffin||Los Angeles Clippers|
|11||Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers|
|12||Russell Westbrook||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|13||John Wall||Washington Wizards|
|14||Dirk Nowitzki||Dallas Mavericks|
|15||Chris Paul||Los Angeles Clippers|
According to NBAStore.com’s overall retail sales, LeBron James led the NBA’s most popular jerseys in April 2015. This was his sixth successive time the Cleveland Cavaliers forward had occupied this favorite spot three consecutive times just before joining the Cavaliers.
The other top selling NBA jerseys included that season’s MVP Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors was number two. The Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant playing his penultimate season in the NBA still had enough gas to land him at the #3 position. The league has never seen a scorer with the length athelticism size and shooting as they did with Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who found himself with the fourth most NBA jersey sales. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls rounded out the top five.
Apart from James and Curry, the other top 5 players did not play most games because of injuries. However, the most surprising was Bryant. The Lakers’ guard missed much of the season as a result of a rotator cuff injury. Nevertheless, the transcendent star’s jersey still sold in a big way.
- Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors retained his number 2 position in the same year.
- John Wall (number 13), Washington Wizards’ point guard, broke the rankings since his first full season in 2010-2011.
- Both Kobe Bryant (position 3) and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs (position 7) jumped one spot from January 2015’s list.
- Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled in at position 12 after he fell off the list in January 2015.