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NYK Takeover: Melo passes LeBron in jersey sales after passing Durant in scoring

Published on April 9th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 2,108 views

Miami Heat v New York Knicks

The red hot Carmelo (temporarily) passed Kevin Durant for the scoring lead this weekend which isn’t much of a surprise considering the scoring streak he’s on but this morning the NBA did release some surprising news when they  released the top 15 most popular NBA jerseys.   Melo was at the top of the list in front of LeBron, Durant and Kobe Bryant.  Anthony is the 1st Knick to lead this list since the NBA started tracking it back in 2001.  Amare made the cut by placing 14th and the Knicks were the most popular team when it comes to merchandise sales.

Uncle Drew Kyrie Irving made his debut on the list as a result of some great commercials, tv appearances and for breaking a few ankles while mending a few hearts in Cleveland that were broken by LeBron.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys

1. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

2. LeBron James, Miami Heat

3. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

5. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

6. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

7. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

8. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

9. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

10. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

11. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers+

12. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers

13. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

14. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks*

15. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

Top 10 Most Popular Merchandise (by Team)

1. New York Knicks

2. Miami Heat

3. Los Angeles Lakers

4. Brooklyn Nets

5. Chicago Bulls

6. Boston Celtics

7. Oklahoma City Thunder

8. Los Angeles Clippers

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Philadelphia 76ers*

*= Not on most recent list released on November 2012

+= Marks first time on the list






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