Howard Maintains Top 5 Ranking on Jerseys List

Howard Maintains Top 5 Ranking on Jerseys List

April 28, 2010

ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard has maintained his position in the top 5 on the NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List, the NBA announced today. Howard appeared on the list in the top 5 for the first time when the rankings were released at the halfway point of the season in January 2010. The list is based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and on since the start of the 2009-10 NBA season through April 2010. Both stores are having record sales years with a combined increase of 20 percent over last year.

Thirteen players competing in the 2010 Playoffs appear on this year’s list. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant once again tops the NBA’s list of most popular jerseys, where he has reigned as No. 1 since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James remains No. 2 and the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett climbed one spot from last year to No. 3. Chicago Bulls sophomore Derrick Rose continues to make a name for himself, coming in at No. 4.

The Orlando Magic also rank in the top 10 on the list of Most Popular NBA Team Merchandise, holding down the No. 7 spot.

2009-10 marks the fourth season with adidas as the Official Oncourt Uniform and Apparel Provider of the NBA.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

3. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

4. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

8. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

9. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
10. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
11. Nate Robinson, Boston Celtics
12. David Lee, New York Knicks
13. Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
14. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
15. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Boston Celtics
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Chicago Bulls
5. New York Knicks
6. Denver Nuggets
7. Orlando Magic

8. Miami Heat
9. San Antonio Spurs
10. Phoenix Suns