Oct 2 2013, 8:02pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
The Associated Press points out the jersey sales rankings were based on Adidas' global sales in the 2012-13 NBA season.
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."
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.
The second to fifth spots in Europe were occupied by James, Bryant, Garnett and Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol.
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