Whether you use the money you got from: paychecks, allowances, or distant relatives that send random cards filled with money because they feel like they do not talk to you enough, a NBA jersey is never a bad purchase. Never.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with spending money to represent your favorite player, especially for us die-hard NBA fanatics. Not only do we represent our favorite player/team while wearing a jersey, sometimes we pretend we are them.
For instance, if I go buy a Kyrie Irving jersey right now, I bet I could crossover anyone in my backyard and hit a 360 reverse lay up. Granted the only person in my backyard would be my 11 year-old brother... but I could still pretend, at least.
But enough about me.
I know a lot of people want to buy a Kevin Durant jersey so they can "pull up from 30" as Stephen A. Smith would say. Jerseys make us believe we have NBA talent and a chance to show our team spirit. People tend to buy the most popular player's jersey. The reason for that is because jerseys tend to cost more than a T-shirt, so people want the best value for their purchase.
Players such as LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal have topped the list of best selling jerseys in the NBA. The one player who topped jersey sales that may be the most shocking was Jason Collins. After coming out in 2014, Collins received a lot of support from people around the world as his jersey became the top-seller.
Generally speaking, the top-selling jerseys in the NBA are claimed by the elite players. So let us take a look at the top 15 best selling jerseys so far for the 2014-2015 season and why a person might one particular player's jersey.
15 Anthony Davis
14 James Harden
James Harden is the league's leading scorer, yet he ranks 14th among jersey sales. Weird, right? Harden is not known to be one of the most like-able players in the NBA.
In an interview after losing Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin left during free agency, Harden said, “Dwight (Howard) and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players or pieces that complete our team."
13 Chris Paul
12 Dirk Nowitzki
11 Damian Lillard
10 Blake Griffin
9 Dwyane Wade
8 Tim Duncan
7 Carmelo Anthony
6 Kyrie Irving
5 Derrick Rose
4 Kobe Bryant
3 Kevin Durant
The defending MVP of the NBA is third in jersey sales. Something does not seem right.
2 Stephen Curry
1 LeBron James
Duh. We could have ended it right there, honestly. LeBron created one of the best stories in sports when he announced his return to Cleveland. Every NBA fan wants to own their little piece of history and what better way than with his jersey? There is too much to say. We could go on and on and on. Everyone knows who LeBron James is and it is hard not to respect him as a player and person. Only right he tops this list.
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