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61806002The Lakers head to Europe Thursday evening for a preseason in London and Barcelona, in a continent where Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 sits at No. 1 on the list of most popular NBA jerseys for the third straight year.

That information, released by the NBA, comes a week after it was announced that Bryant also retained top selling status in China for the fourth consecutive year, and in the U.S./online for the third time in four years.

Bryant’s teammate Pau Gasol joined him on the European list, coming in at No. 4 behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.

Below is the Top 10 in Europe:

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers*
3. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
4. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

5. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
6. Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors
7. Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors
8. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
9. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas ... Read more »

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Kobe Jersey 2For the fourth season in a row, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tops the list of best selling jerseys in retail locations throughout China, as the NBA announced on Thursday morning.

Below is the full Top 10 based on 2009-10 sales:

1) Kobe Bryant - Lakers
2) LeBron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
3) Dwight Howard - Orlando Magic
4) Kevin Garnett - Boston Celtics
5) Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls
6) Chris Paul - New Orleans Hornets
7) Paul Pierce - Boston Celtics
8) Deron Williams - Utah Jazz
9) Ray Allen - Boston Celtics
10) Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder

China isn’t the only market cornered by Bryant, however.

His jersey has also topped the sales charts in Europe for the past two seasons, with teammate Pau Gasol coming in third.

In addition, Bryant’s No. 24 shirt has been No. 1 at the NBA Store in New York City and through online sales on NBAStore.com for three of the past ... Read more »

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By Official Release
Posted Apr 28 2010 10:25AM - Updated Apr 28 2010 5:17PM

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant once again tops the NBA's list of most popular jerseys, where he has reigned as No. 1 since the start of the 2008-09 season.

The list is based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and on NBAStore.com since the start of the 2009-10 NBA season through April 2010. Both stores are having record sales years with a combined increase of 20 percent over last year.

Thirteen players competing in the 2010 Playoffs appear on this year's list. The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James remains No. 2 and the Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett climbed one spot from last year to No. 3. Chicago Bulls sophomore Derrick Rose continues to make a name for himself, coming in at No. 4, while the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard rounds out the top 5. The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant debuts in the top 10 for the first time, landing at No. 9, while the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony moves from No. 15 to No. 10.

High demand for Los Angeles Lakers merchandise continues, as the team tops the NBA's list of most popular team merchandise. Lakers merchandise has been the most popular among fans for seven out of the last eight seasons. The Celtics remain in the No. 2 spot, where they've been since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Cleveland Cavaliers, the Chicago Bulls, and the New York Knicks round out the top 5.

2009-10 marks the fourth season with adidas as the Official Oncourt Uniform and Apparel Provider of the NBA.

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