LeBron James has the best-selling NBA jersey in the world.
The two-time NBA champion sits at the top of the global list of jersey sales for the NBA this past season, according to a new league report. Others on the list were Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and his Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade. James also has the top-selling jersey in the United States.
The league unveiled the rankings, based on Adidas’ global sales for the past season.
James said selling the most jerseys in the world “means everything” to him.
“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 they look at me as a role model,” James said after learning the news at Heat training camp in the Bahamas. “I understand, when you wear someone’s jersey, you actually… believe in them. You believe they can do supernatural things. It’s like an extension of our family, and I really appreciate that.”