Is Derrick Rose better than Lebron James or Kobe Bryant?
Maybe. Maybe Not. But he is certainly more popular than them, at least at this point. Rose should be extremely happy in knowing that, even though he missed a number of games this season due to injury, he still has the highest selling jersey in the NBA according to Yahoo! Sports.
Derrick Rose, the reigning MVP, sold more jerseys this season than household names such as Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, who finished third and fourth in jersey sales, respectively. The major surprise was at number two, as asian sensation Jeremy Lin had the second best selling jersey in the NBA. Lin exploded onto the NBA scene in a big way, and immediately became a draw that led to the craziness known as "Linsanity."
The usual suspects rounded out the top 15, as Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Rajon Rondo finished in the top 10, in that order. Amar'e Stoudemire, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul finished off the last five. Rose has clearly become the face of not only the Bulls, but perhaps the NBA. His popularity has soared.
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