Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are closing in on the leagues best record for the second consecutive season, and based on sales at the temporary NBA Store and NBAStore.com from April 2011 to the present, they rank number one in NBAs most popular jersey and team merchandise.
The leagues reigning MVP skyrocketed from number five to the number one spot for the first time in his career and helped the Bulls reach the top spot in merchandise sales for the first time since April 2001.
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Rose is followed by New York Knicks Jeremy Lin (1 for regular season Dec. 2011 to present) , and then preceded by Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, Miami Heats LeBron James and New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony.
Following the Bulls among the NBAs most popular team is the New York Knicks at 2, the Los Angeles Lakers at 3, the Miami Heat 4 and the Dallas Mavericks at 5.
Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys: Top 10 Most Popular Teams
1. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls 1. Chicago Bulls
2. Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks 2. New York Knicks
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers 3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. LeBron James, Miami Heat 4. Miami Heat
5. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks 5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat 6. Boston Celtics
7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks 7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder 8. Los Angeles Clippers
9. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers 9. Denver Nuggets
10. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics 10. Orlando Magic
11. Amare Stoudemire, New York Knicks
12. Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
13. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
14. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
15. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Not on last years list.
On Friday ESPN revealed that the next film in their award-winning 30 for 30 series will focus on the life of former Bull and Hall of Fame forward Dennis Rodman.
The film—which is titled "Rodman: For Better or Worse" will detail Rodman's journey to becoming a Hall of Famer and five-time NBA Champion. The documentary will detail Rodman's difficult upbringing in Dallas, his dominant run at Southeastern Oklahoma State and his development into one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history.
While Rodman is no doubt one of the greatest talents in NBA history, he is just as famous for his intriguing and oftentimes shocking off the court exploits. Rodman: For Better or Worse will discuss Rodman diving into international diplomacy issues and all of the deeper reasons behind him becoming the interesting character that we know him as today.
The documentary will feature interviews from former teammates and coaches of Rodman's, including Bill Laimbeer, John Salley, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Phil Jackson.
Rodman: For Better or Worse will be directed by Todd Kapostasy.
Kapostasy is a seven-time Emmy Award winner. He wrote and directed 2016 documentary 'Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting', which focused on the idea that winning isn't everything in sports amid the backdrop of the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.
“Rodman: For Better or Worse” released on September 10, at 8 p.m. CT
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It's that time of the year when every fan and player loses their mind over arbitray video game ratings that mean nothing.
That is, unless you're Coby White.
The rookie found out his rating for NBA 2K20 in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday and, much to the delight of this author, was pleased with his 76 rating.
"It's solid," White told Ronnie 2K. "Everybody be wanting their grade to be higher than what it is but I haven't played a game in the league yet so I understand why it's a 76. But I feel like after the season it'll be higher."
White said he hopes he can get his rating up to at least an 80 by the end of the season. Bulls fans would be pleased with that development, too.
White also said he was happy with his likeness in the game, which you can check out below.