Here Are China's 10 Best-Selling NBA Jerseys

LeBron can't crack Kobe Bryant's hold over China

Kobe Bryant hasn't played since this game on Jan. 21, but he's still on top of jersey sales in China this season.

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Kobe Bryant has the best-selling basketball jersey in China this season. His enduring popularity in the country, outselling worldwide NBA jersey leader LeBron James, comes even after the 36-year-old star for the bottom-dwelling Los Angeles Lakers suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last month. But none of that bad news has damaged his popularity in China, according to a list the league shared with Bloomberg Businessweek.

Finding James of the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the NBA's global jersey sales ranking released in January is less of a surprise—he has held that spot since 2012. Bryant finished fourth in the global ranking. James, by contrast, accounts for only the sixth-best-selling jersey in China.



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