November 28, 2012
The NBA released jersey sale figures today. Not surprisingly, the reigning MVP, Finals MVP, and Olympic gold medalist Lebron James topped the list. He was fourth on the same list in April of 2012. The list is compiled from sales information gathered from sales made online at NBA.com and at the NBA store in New York City. Possibly due to the location of the store and the Knicks recent early season success, the Knicks sold more jerseys than any other team. Finishing off the individual player list, scoring champion Kevin Durant came in at number 2, with Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and Derek Rose rounding out the top 5.
6. Rajon Rondo
7. Dewayne Wade
8. Blake Griffin
9. Dwight Howard
10. Chris Paul
11. Deron Williams
In other jersey sales news, it isn’t a surprise that NFL jersey sales were up during this past weekend. Black Friday sales figures showed that Redskins star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s jersey brought in the most sales. His jersey was followed by Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, with Rob Gronkowski, Victor Cruz, and Tom Brady rounding out the top 6. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took 7th, Andrew Luck 8th, and Drew Brees 9th. This list taken from sales made through fanatics.com.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: How did the tradition of basketball team's cutting down the nets come about? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: Famed football coach Herbert "Fritz" Crisler is credited with inventing the winged helmet design, while at Princeton University.