2012 NBA Jersey Sales: Derrick Rose No. 2 Top Seller Behind Kobe Bryant

The NBA released international jersey sales figures for the first time ever, and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose ranks No. 2 among top sellers in 2011-12, behind only Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Rose had the best-selling jersey in the United States this season, and recent sales numbers from Adidas locations outside the U.S. establish him as the No. 2 draw in China and Europe behind Bryant and the No. 3 seller in Latin America behind Bryant and LeBron James. If you are wondering why Adidas locations are used to determine the international sales numbers, it's because Adidas is the official on-court uniform and apparel provider for the NBA.

Here is a look at the official 2012 NBA jersey sales lists for international markets, via Bulls.com:

2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys, International

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. LeBron James, Miami Heat
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
7. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
8. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
10. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
11. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
12. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
13. Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
14. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
15. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves

2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys, China

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. LeBron James, Miami Heat
4. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
5. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys, Europe

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
3. LeBron James, Miami Heat
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

2011-12 Top Selling Jerseys, Latin America

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. LeBron James, Miami Heat
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
5. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

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