Kobe Bryant, Lakers tops in NBA sales
Lakers forward Pau Gasol was ranked 10th in the NBA.
Cleveland forward LeBron James, whose Cavaliers team will host the Lakers on Thursday night, had the second-most-popular jersey in the league.
The Lakers were the most popular team in the NBA, one spot ahead of the Boston Celtics.
The rankings are based on sales at the NBA Store in New York and NBAStore.com since the start of this season.
-- Broderick Turner
Photo: Kobe Bryant takes a bite out of his jersey during the Dec. 29, 2009, game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA