Miami HEAT’s Dwyane Wade Jumps to the Top of the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey List

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 – The Miami HEAT’s Dwyane Wade moved up eight spots to the top of the NBA’s most popular jersey list replacing teammate Shaquille O’Neal. The Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, New York Knicks’ Stephon Marbury and Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant round out the top five on the NBA’s list of most popular player jerseys. The rankings are based on sales at the world’s only NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and NBAStore.com since the start of the 2005-06 NBA preseason.

The Miami HEAT moved up three spots to No. 1 on the league’s list of most popular team merchandise, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers, who led the league in team sales the three previous years. Reebok is the official on-court apparel provider for the NBA.

Fans can watch five of the top 11 players compete in this year’s Christmas Day doubleheader on ABC including: Wade, Bryant, O’Neal, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and Detroit Pistons’ Ben Wallace. The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Detroit Pistons at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time followed by the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Miami HEAT at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The best-selling player jerseys and top selling teams are listed below.

TOP 25 PLAYERS( US ) TOP 10 TEAMS
1. Dwyane Wade – Miami HEAT 14. Paul Pierce – Boston Celtics 1. Miami HEAT
2. Allen Iverson – Philadelphia 76ers 15. Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks 2. New York Knicks
3. LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers 16. Amare Stoudemire – Phoenix Suns 3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Stephon Marbury – New York Knicks 17. Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs 4. Philadelphia 76ers
5. Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers 18. Kevin Garnett – Minnesota Timberwolves 5. Boston Celtics
6. Shaquille O'Neal – Miami HEAT 19. Ray Allen – Seattle Sonics 6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Tracy McGrady – Houston Rockets 20. Jason Kidd – New Jersey Nets 7. Detroit Pistons
8. Carmelo Anthony – Denver Nuggets 21. Steve Francis – Orlando Magic 8. Chicago Bulls
9. Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs 22. Ron Artest – Indiana Pacers 9. Cleveland Cavaliers
10. Vince Carter – New Jersey Nets 23. Kirk Hinrich – Chicago Bulls 10. New Jersey Nets
11. Ben Wallace – Detroit Pistons 24. Ben Gordon – Chicago Bulls  
12. Steve Nash – Phoenix Suns 25. Yao Ming – Houston Rockets  
13. Jermaine O'Neal – Indiana Pacers