Top selling NBA jerseys: Kevin Durant, rookies, and legends featured in top-10

Top selling NBA jerseys: Kevin Durant, rookies, and legends featured in top-10

With the NBA preseason around the corner, basketball fans are getting excited to put on their jerseys and fill up arenas around the nation. Of course, they’re going to need to find a fresh jersey to wear since their old one is likely stained. So which are the top-selling NBA jerseys?

Luckily, there are plenty of stars in the NBA to pick from, both from the current era and obviously from the past. The top-selling jersey list features legends of the game, current stars, and even some new ones fans haven’t seen play in the NBA yet.

Here are the top-selling NBA jerseys right now.

Top-selling NBA jerseys top-10

10. Allen Iverson jersey

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers
Dec 09, 2009; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson (3) shoots over Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace (6) in the fourth quarter at the Wachovia Center. Detroit defeated Philadelphia 90-86. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Iverson is beloved in basketball, long after he’s retired. While he was never a fan of practice, he might be the best pound-for-pound basketball player of all time. Inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 and recently playing in the Big3 league, Iverson’s NBA jerseys are always top sellers, and that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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9. Vince Carter

NBA: New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks
Mar 11, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) waves to fans after an overtime loss to the New York Knicks at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Though he retired after the 2020 NBA season, Vince Carter’s No. 15 remains almost as popular as ever. Coming in at No. 9, on the top-selling NBA jerseys list, Carter gave fans several memorable moments while during his 22-year career. His performance in the 2000 Dunk Contest is still one of the greatest of all time.

8. Larry Bird

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BOSTON – 1982: Larry Bird

Larry Legend! Back in the day, before Michael Jordan, there was Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. While the others aren’t on this top-selling NBA jerseys list, Bird is. Retired since the ’92 season, Bird’s popularity has never disappeared. As they say, legends never die.

7. Kobe Bryant

NBA: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers
April 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) shoots against Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Only Kobe Bryant could make two numbers as significant as one. Whether you prefer the No. 8 or the No. 24, one can’t go wrong rocking any of Kobe’s NBA jerseys. It’s almost impossible to go to any basketball game, in any location at any level of play, and not see a Kobe Bryant jersey. Might as well join the fun.

6. LeBron James

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Making 6 just as popular as 23 these days, it’s hard to find any basketball player who has as much as pull as LeBron James has. LBJ isn’t always the most well-liked, but obviously, his jersey sales do just fine. James is a basketball icon.

5. Jalen Green

NBA: Houston Rockets-Media Day
Sep 27, 2021; Houston, TEXAS, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (0) poses for a photo during media day at the Post Oak Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It may seem strange to have a rookie such as Jalen Green who has never even stepped foot on an NBA basketball court as a top-selling jersey already. But Houston Rockets fans are starved for their next Texas-sized star after rooting on James Harden, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook in recent past. Green appears primed to contend for NBA’s Rookie of the Year award.

4. James Harden

Jun 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts after a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) reacts after a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Switching teams from the Oklahoma City Thunder, to the Houston Rockets and now on the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden remains one of the most popular superstars in the NBA today. The nine-time NBA all-star rocks one of the craziest beards in the league, but that doesn’t come with the jersey, sorry.

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3. Cade Cunningham

NBA: Detroit Pistons-Media Day
Sep 27, 2021; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) poses for a photo during media day at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Cade Cunningham has also yet to play in the league, but that hasn’t stopped fans of his from purchasing his NBA jerseys. Poised to be featured in a big role for Detroit, the 6-foot-8 Cunningham could make an instant impact.

2. Kevin Durant

NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets
Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant, love him or hate him, he’s a phenomenal basketball player and one of the best pure shooters in the game today. The Slim Reaper is on one of the best teams in the NBA, in one of the biggest markets (in Brooklyn), and he’s got a lot of fans buying his jersey.

1. Kyrie Irving

NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets
Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) plays the ball against Milwaukee Bucks power forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the fourth quarter of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Believe it or not, Kyrie Irving currently has the top-selling NBA jersey. As the third and final member of the Brooklyn Nets on this list, Irving has drawing interest since coming into the league. Whether it’s his controversial comments, or his movie “Uncle Drew”, Irving always seems to be in the news. For his sake, it’s working as Irving’s jersey is No. 1

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Author: Andrew Buller-Russ

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