The NBA recently released its traditional jersey sales rankings from this past season. The rankings are based solely on sales on the NBAStore.com from April 2011 to present and sales at the temporary NBA Store on Fifth Avenue. While there is no surprise as the number one player on the list there was a big surprise who was second on the list.
Last year’s MVP of the NBA Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose tops the list as the NBA’s most popular jersey. The Bulls also had led the way in team merchandise. Rose was 5th on this list last year.
Number two on the list is former undrafted D-League player Jeremy Lin. Lin is ahead of names like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. You would have to think if Lin played the whole season he would have topped this list. He really didn’t start playing until middle of February.
There is no question that Lin took the nation by storm for a couple of weeks. That’s all the sports world was talking about it wa...