Derrick Rose ranks fourthon NBA's Most Popular Jersey list

Bulls guard makes top 5 for the first time; Bulls team gear also ranks in top 5

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January 20, 2010 -- The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has retained the top spot on the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys list, the ranking he has held since the start of the 2008-09 season. The rankings are based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and since the start of the 2009-10 NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James maintains the No. 2 spot, while the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose appear in the Top 5 for the first time. Howard makes a dramatic jump, moving from No. 10 to No. 3 on this year’s list. Rose’s popularity continues to grow and moves into the No.4 spot from No.11 last season. The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rounds out the Top 5.

Shaquille O’Neal makes his way back into the Top 10 for the first time since June 2008 at the No. 9 spot, while Kevin Durant re-emerges on the list for the first time since January 2008. Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony also moved up the list from No. 15 to No. 11.

The Los Angeles Lakers once again top the list of Most Popular NBA Team Merchandise. The Boston Celtics hold on to the No.2 spot for the second year in a row while, the Cleveland Cavaliers move up from No. 4 last season to No. 3.

This season marks the fourth with adidas as the official oncourt uniform and apparel provider for the NBA. Below are the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and the Most Popular Team Merchandise lists.

Top 15 Players Top 10 Teams
1. Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers 1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. LeBron James - Cleveland Cavalier 2. Boston Celtics
3. Dwight Howard - Orlando Magic 3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls 4. New York Knicks
5. Dwyane Wade - Miami Heat 5. Chicago Bulls
6. Kevin Garnett - Boston Celtics 6. Orlando Magic
7. Chris Paul - New Orleans Hornets 7. Denver Nuggets
8. Paul Pierce - Boston Celtics 8. Miami Heat
9. Shaquille O'Neal - Cleveland Cavaliers 9. San Antonio Spurs
10. Pau Gasol - Los Angeles Lakers 10. Phoenix Suns
11. Carmelo Anthony - Denver Nuggets
12. Steve Nash - Phoenix Suns
13. David Lee - New York Knicks
14. Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers
15. Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder

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