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NBA: Miami Heat F LeBron James No. 1 in Global Jersey Sales
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NBA: Miami Heat F LeBron James No. 1 in Global Jersey Sales

Oct 2 2013, 8:02pm CDT | by

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James topped global jersey sales, according to the latest figures.

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped global jersey sales, according to the latest sales figures. The Associated Press points out the jersey sales rankings were based on Adidas'...

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NBA: Miami Heat F LeBron James No. 1 in Global Jersey Sales

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Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James topped global jersey sales, according to the latest figures.

Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped global jersey sales, according to the latest sales figures.

The Associated Press points out the jersey sales rankings were based on Adidas' global sales in the 2012-13 NBA season. 

James' jersey proved to be more popular than his closest pursuers -- the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant

Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Heat guard Dwyane Wade. 

Those who managed to make the top 10 were New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers), Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Williams' new teammate, Kevin Garnett (formerly of the Boston Celtics).

James said his jersey being proclaimed global best seller means a lot.

"To know that so many people look up to me, so many kids, that's what means more than anything, that I continue to inspire the youth and look at me as role model.

"I understand, when you wear someone's jersey, you actually like believe in them. You believe they can do supernatural things. It's like an extension of our family and I really appreciate that." 

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports writes the U.S. list is comprised of James, Rose, Bryant, Durant and Antony, in that order. 

Rose topped the rankings in China, Latin America and Europe, per Zillgitt. 

James came in second in China. Bryant, Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin and Durant followed suit.

Bryant emerged as runner-up in Latin America while James was second runner-up. Garnett and San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan took the fourth and fifth spots.

The second to fifth spots in Europe were occupied by James, Bryant, Garnett and Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

The NBA global jersey rankings are a prelude to the league's Global Games, which kick off on Oct. 5 in Istanbul with the Thunder taking on Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker. 

 
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Michael Jordan says ‘I’m cool’ with LeBron James wearing No. 23

Jul 28 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Not that he’s going to go out and buy a jersey or anything, but the guy who “owns” No. 23 has no problem with LeBron James wearing it in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this fall. “I’m cool with it,” Michael Jordan told ESPN.com in a text message Monday. “I don’t own a numb ...
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Poll: LeBron's reputation near pre-Decision level

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: ESPN

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Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It”

Jul 28 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: dime mag

Michael Jordan doesn’t care that LeBron James has elected to wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither should you. His Airness told ESPN this morning that he’s “cool” with The King’s choice and that Jordan doesn’t “own a number.” Michael Jordan on LeBron James changing to No. 23: "I'm cool with it, I […] The post Jordan On LeBron Wearing No. 23: “I’m Cool With It” appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag. ...
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Michael Jordan approves of LeBron James wearing No. 23 once again

Jul 28 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: NBC Sports

LeBron said when switching to 6 four years ago that no one should wear 23 out of respect ...
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Who says Cleveland needs saving?

Jul 28 2014 11:37am CDT | Source: msnbc

LeBron James' return to Cleveland spotlights the city's rebound, and speaks to fellow Northeast Ohio expatriates like "MHP" producer Jamil Smith.Rea ...
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Michael Jordan ‘Cool’ With LeBron James Switching Back to the Number 23

Jul 28 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: slamonline

Back in 2009, LeBron James wanted the NBA to retire the jersey number 23 out of respect for Michael Jordan. The idea never gained any traction, and LeBron will once again have 23 on his chest and back next season. MJ sees nothing wrong with the switch: “I’m cool with it,” Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. “I don’t own a number.”   James did not contact Jordan before deciding to return to No 23. James announced his number choice on his Instagram account Sunday, a ...
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Michael Jordan Says He's 'Cool' with LeBron James Wearing No. 23

Jul 28 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Go ahead and try to be like Mike. He doesn’t care.  This was the general message Michael Jordan relayed to ESPN on Monday morning. The Chicago Bulls legend told the network that he “doesn’t own” the number 23 and doesn’t mind LeBron James wearing it in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan’s indifference clashes mightily with the opinion James once held on the matter.  In 2009, the Cavaliers forw ...
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Jordan rules: 'Cool' with No. 23 for LeBron

Jul 28 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: ESPN

Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Caval ...
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No. 23 or No. 6 — How do LeBron James’s numbers compare?

Jul 28 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

The No. 6 era is over. Quite possibly for good. So it’s only fitting that we look back at how LeBron James’s stats compare with each jersey number. James spent his first seven seasons in Cleveland, from the ages of 19 to 25, before playing in Miami for the last four years. James will turn 30 this coming season. ...
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