Rose 2nd overall on NBA's global list of top-selling jerseys

2010-11 Kia NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls earned the top spot in China, Latin America and Europe, and placed No. 2 on the overall list

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NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today released its global list of top-selling jerseys for the 2012-13 season. Two-time NBA champion LeBron James of the Miami Heat took the No. 1 spot for the first time with the most popular jersey worldwide. 2010-11 Kia NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls earned the top spot in China, Latin America and Europe, and placed No. 2 on the overall list. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant and the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade round out the top five. The rankings are based on adidas global sales for the 2012-13 NBA season. The announcement comes ahead of NBA Global Games 2013, one of the most ambitious international game schedules in league history, which tips off on Oct. 5.

The list features nine players on NBA Global Games rosters: Rose, Bryant, Durant, former Los Angeles Lakers and current Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, the Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, the Lakers’ Steve Nash, the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, former Boston Celtics and current Nets forward Kevin Garnett and the Nets’ Joe Johnson.

A total of 12 NBA teams will play 10 preseason and regular-season games in 10 cities in seven countries as part of the 2013-14 NBA Global Games schedule. This represents the most NBA teams to play internationally in a single season in the history of the league. NBA Global Games tips off on Oct. 5 in Istanbul, Turkey, followed by games in Bilbao, Spain (Oct. 6); Manchester, England (Oct. 8); Manila, Philippines (Oct. 10); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Oct. 12); Taipei, Taiwan (Oct. 13); and Beijing (Oct. 15) and Shanghai, China (Oct. 18). Regular-season NBA Global Games will take place in Mexico City (Dec. 4) and London (Jan. 16).

This is the seventh season adidas has served as the official uniform and apparel provider of the NBA.

Top 15 Selling Jerseys Worldwide for the 2012-13 season:

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
6. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
7. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers*
8. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
11. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
12. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
13. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
14. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics*
15. Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

Top 10 Selling Jerseys in the United States for the 2012-13 season:

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers*

8. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

Top 10 Selling Jerseys in China for the 2012-13 season:

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

2. LeBron James, Miami Heat
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

8. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
9. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
10. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Top 10 Selling Jerseys in Latin America for the 2012-13 season:

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
2. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
3. LeBron James, Miami Heat
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics*
5. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
6. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers*
7. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
8. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
9. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
10. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Top 10 Selling Jerseys in Europe for the 2012-13 season:

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
2. LeBron James, Miami Heat
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics*
5. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
6. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
7. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
8. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

9. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers*
10. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Top 10 Selling Jerseys in Philippines for the 2012-13 season:

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

6. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
7. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
8. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers*
9. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

*Denotes players who changed teams after the 2012-13 season.

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