Lakers, Kobe Bryant rank fourth overall in NBA jersey sales

"MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)"

“MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)”

Amid Kobe Bryant’s struggles fighting Father Time and the Lakers’ struggles in just collecting wins, there remains at least one source of good news.

Both the Lakers and Kobe Bryant rank fourth overall in NBA jersey sales, the league announced on Monday. The top spots went to Cleveland’s LeBron James, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors finished ahead of the Lakers.

The Clippers finished 10th overall, the most notable jersey sales going to Blake Griffin (10th) and Chris Paul (12th).

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