It's Good to Be King: LeBron James Tops 2014 Top-Selling NBA Jerseys

Apr 17 2014, 9:53pm CDT | by

We haven’t crowned a winner for the 2014 NBA Championship, but we know who the king is when it comes to jersey sales. For the sixth time, Miami Heat power-forward LeBron James tops the NBA most-popular jersey list based on overall retail sales on since the beginning of the 2013-14 season. Along with James, nine players that will compete in the 2014 NBA Playoffs occupy the top 15 list.

Rounding out the top five are the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (No. 2), the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (No. 3), the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose (No. 4) and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (No. 5). Durant jumps two spots from the latest list from Dec. that the NBA released to No. 2, bumping both Bryant and Rose down one position.

With the resurgence of the San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan at No. 14 makes his return to the list for the first time since 2007.

In terms of most-popular by team, the 2013 NBA Champion Heat lead the top 10, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls. Since winning back-to-back championships in 2013, the Heat has held the top spot for best-selling team merchandise.

Below is a listing of top jersey sales for the 2013-14 season by player and team in the NBA:

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys (by Player)

1.      LeBron James, Miami Heat

2.      Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

3.      Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

4.      Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

5.      Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

6.      Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

7.      Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

8.      Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

9.      Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

10.  James Harden, Houston Rockets/>/>

11.  Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

12.  Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

13.  Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

14.  Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

15.  Paul George, Indiana Pacers

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise

1. Miami Heat

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Chicago Bulls

4. Oklahoma City Thunder

5. New York Knicks

6. Boston Celtics

7. Brooklyn Nets

8. Golden State Warriors

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Los Angeles Clippers/>/>

Source: National Basketball Association

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