Bryant tops NBA jersey sales
For the second straight season, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has claimed the top spot on the NBA's most popular jerseys list, according to the league.
Lakers forward and Spain native Pau Gasol also cracked the list at No. 10, behind Cleveland's LeBron James, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Boston's Kevin Garnett, New Orleans' Chris Paul, Boston's Paul Pierce and Cleveland's Shaquille O'Neal, but ahead of such stars as Denver's Carmelo Anthony, Phoenix's Steve Nash and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.
The Lakers were also ranked No. 1 in most popular NBA team merchandise for the second straight year.
The rankings are based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and NBAStore.com since the start of the season.
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.