Bulls, Derrick Rose dominate NBA merchandise sales


By Sarah Langs

Make the playoffs for seven straight seasons and 10 of the last 11, and basketball fans will want to wear your logo. The Bulls finished atop the NBA in merchandise sales for the 2014-15 season on NBAStore.com.

A big boost to that league-leading total came in the form of Derrick Rose jerseys. Rose’s jersey was the fifth-best selling on the NBA site, despite his spending a portion of the season injured.

Rose has been within the Top 5 in jersey sales for each of the last six seasons. The Bulls finished third last year in merchandise sales.

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In team sales, the Bulls were followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder. In individual players, Rose was preceded by LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant.