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.

Top 25 Players:
1. Dwyane Wade
2. Allen Iverson
3. LeBron James
4. Stephon Marbury
5. Kobe Bryant
6. Shaquille O’Neal
7. Tracy McGrady
8. Carmelo Anthony
9. Tim Duncan
10. Vince Carter
11. Ben Wallace
12. Steve Nash
13. Jermaine O’Neal
14. Paul Pierce
15. Dirk Nowitzki
16. Amare Stoudemire
17. Manu Ginobili
18. Kevin Garnett
19. Ray Allen
20. Jason Kidd
21. Steve Francis
22. Ron Artest
23. Kirk Hinrich
24. Ben Gordon
25. Yao Ming
Top 10 Teams:
1. Miami Heat
2. New York Knicks
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Philadelphia 76ers
5. Boston Celtics
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Detroit Pistons
8. Chicago Bulls
9. Cleveland Cavaliers
10. New Jersey Nets