Top seller: Kobe Bryant’s jersey is No. 1 internationally

Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 Lakers jersey was the top seller outside of the United States during the 2011-12 season, the NBA announced early Thursday morning. Bryant’s jersey was the No. 1 seller internationally overall and also in Europe, in China and in Latin America.

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was second in sales at Adidas stores outside the U.S. behind Bryant, with LeBron James of the Miami Heat third. Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics was fourth and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic was fifth.

Pau Gasol of the Lakers was 11th internationally, tops among foreign-born NBA players.

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