The NBA jersey sales rankings for this season have Carmelo Anthony atop this year's list of the most desired jerseys, dropping LeBron James down a spot from his mid-season ranking at the top of the heap.
Not only does this show that New Yorkers are finally all-in again with a basketball team, but that they're behind Carmelo as the team's star player.
Jersey sales is really something that has come on over the course of the past decade, in that people just started caring about who was buying whose jersey and at what rate. It gave us some basis of an argument for the league's most popular players, and it was just an interesting bit of information to have.
Over the course of the past decade, we've seen some names rise, while others plummeted, but there are a few that have hung around for the duration.
We can see that a wave of rookies dictated jersey sales early on, championship-caliber teams lead to a change in the script, and players finding their way to new teams leading to a drastic change in the leader board.
So, after taking into account the year-end rankings for jersey sales in the past decade, I've found out the best sellers based on the number of top-10 finishes a player's jersey has had in the rankings, the peak sales point of their uniform, and the average slot they filled while in the top 10.