Merchandise: The Most Popular NBA Jerseys of My Generation
Jerseys provide something to look at. Some teams are notorious for their colors and some use it as a mere way to attract desperate attention. When you think of the greats the first thing that comes to mind is their style of game and then their jersey. Here are the top 10 most popular jerseys of this time.
No. 10: Allen Iverson
I grew up watching his crossover and looking at his headband, armband, and armsleeve. This jersey is one of the most iconic jerseys of my time. Allen Iverson brought a whole new style to the NBA.
No. 9: Tracy McGrady
His game was so fun to watch at his prime. Everyone thought he was going t be one of the greats of all time. Sadly, he wasn't. His jerseys sold like crazy though. I will forever remember the bright red Houston Rockets jersey.
No. 8: Paul Pierce
Who doesn't remeber the traditional green and white Celtics jerseys? They were simple and clean but they seemed to bring out the history of the Celtics back through this one man, Paul Pierce. Because I am young, the one Celtics jersey I will remember will be of Paul Pierce.
No. 7: Grant Hill
He was supposed to be he next MJ. Though he did not succeed, he was a sensation in the '90s while he was still injury free. In my mind this is a "classic throwback."
No. 6: Dwyane Wade
This is only recently, in a sense that the young talent out of Marquette University came into the marketing world. He was an instant success and he has brought the Miami Heat a good name both on and off the court.
No. 5: Carmelo Anthony
Is it me or is it that every time I think of the Denver Nuggets I think of Carmelo Anthony? That is because he has taken over the Denver Nugget image. The world today is all about how to make something appealing and to sell, sell, sell. Carmelo's jersey is a prime example of that.
No. 4: Steve Nash
When someone thinks of the Phoenix Suns, generally they would think of Charles Barkely. Well, let's just say times have changed. Steve Nash is no doubt one of the best point guards of this generation. He has become the new icon for the Phoenix Suns and for all point guards.
No. 3: Dirk Nowitzki/Yao Ming
This was a toss up between Dirk and Yao. Now, I understand that both are renown in their areas so I decided that both should get the right to be in the top 10. They are both examples of modern foreign players that sell in the U.S.
No. 2: LeBron James
Lebron, The Chosen One, The King...etc. Whatever you wanna call him he has changed the game of basketball. If it weren't for another player, his jersey would be the most sold in the U.S. today. His jersey will forever be remember by everyone who has watched the game of basketball today.
No. 1: Kobe Bryant
To no one's surprise, Kobe's jersey is the most popular of this generation, hands down. Currently his jersey is the most sold in the U.S. and China.
His change in number obviously only added to his genius publicity stunt to attract even more attention, though he does not need it. Congratulations Kobe, you have the most popular jersey in the world.