NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) released its first-ever overall international top selling jerseys list, and five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant has the most popular NBA jersey outside the US.
The top 15 list was based on sales at Adidas locations outside the United States during the 2011-12 NBA season.
Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Miami’s LeBron James, Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Orlando’s Dwight Howard, round out the top five.
The list features three players in the NBA Finals: James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant.
International stars such as Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol from Spain, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki from Germany, San Antonio’s Tony Parker from France, and Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio from Spain made the top 15.
The NBA also announced the top five selling jerseys in key regions: China, Europe and Latin America.
In China, Bryant has the top selling jersey for the sixth straight season while Rose moves up to No. 2. Bryant had the top selling jersey in Europe and Latin America this season.
Earlier this year, the NBA announced that Rose had the most popular jersey in the United States. This is the sixth season Adidas has served as the official on-court uniform and apparel provider of the NBA.