The NBA just released their rankings of top 10 most popular jerseys since the start of the 2008-2009 season. A lot of these guys have been all-stars for years, however, I was surprised to see a rookie on the list and another surprise entry. The list is ranked in order from No. 1 to No. 10.
|Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers|
|Kevin Garnett – Boston Celtics|
|Lebron James – Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets|
|Allen Iverson – Detroit Pistons|
|Pau Gasol – Los Angeles Lakers|
|Paul Pierce – Boston Celtics|
|Dwayne Wade – Miami Heat|
|Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls|
|Nate Robinson – New York Knicks|
The biggest surprise on the list for me Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks. Sure he won the 2006 Slam Dunk competition, but I don’t see him as a superstar in the league. Can’t you see guys like Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Nash or Dirk Nowitzki being on the top 10 list ahead of Robinson? Maybe New York fans need a jersey to buy and he’s really all they have, or maybe I just don’t watch enough basketball?