Derrick Rose and Jeremy Lin Top NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List

Fashion

By: Vibe / April 26, 2012

NBA MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls nabbed the top spot as the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise, according to Fifth Avenue’s NBA Store and NBAStore.com. This is the first time Rose has claimed the #1 spot in his entire career.

At number two is New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin, who also hit it as the most popular jersey for February and March. Behind him are Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (#3), Miami Heat’s LeBron James (#4) and the Knicks’ Carmelo
Anthony (#5).

This also marks a good year for the Knicks, who jumped up two spots from last year’s team list. The Lakers follow after them at #3, while the Heat and Mavericks made #4 and #5 respectively.

Who else made the list? Check out the rankings below. —Stephanie Long

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:
1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
2. Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. LeBron James, Miami Heat
5. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
8. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
11. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
12. Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
13. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
14. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
15. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:
1. Chicago Bulls
2. New York Knicks
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Miami Heat
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Boston Celtics
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Los Angeles Clippers
9. Denver Nuggets
10. Orlando Magic