Dwyane Wade Tops the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey List
Posted Dec 15 2005 12:03PM
Heat Move Past Lakers as Most Popular Team in Merchandise Sales
NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2005 – 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.