Top 10 Sports jerseys, 2010
1. LeBron James, Miami Heat – The “decision” to break the heart of Cleveland’s bright lights and fast times of South Beach left a bad taste in the mouths of many sports fans. But you cannot deny the hype that was created with the Big Miami 3 James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. No. of James six shirt Miami was the hottest thing around 2010, and remains one of the shirts of the NBA’s best-selling – and in all sports – for many years.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints – Brees was in the middle of one of the biggest sports stories in a decade, putting the Saints on the back and takes them to their first Super Bowl title. The inferior quarterback has struggled against skeptics of his entire university career and professional, and win the Super Bowl might have changed the conversation to where Brees ranks among quarterbacks of all time. His popularity has soared since the victory in the Super Bowl, and his jersey is the No. 3 best-selling NFL jersey.
3. Donovan McNabb, Washington Redskins – After a decade in Philadelphia, McNabb was sent south to the division rival Washington in a stunning move that was questioned by most experts in the NFL. The masks are now the fans in the same situation as Vikings fans faced last season, encouraging a man who booed and jeered in the last 10 years. McNabb instantly upgrades the quarterback position in Washington, and makes Skins legitimate playoff contenders.
4. Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos – Perhaps the quarterback getting better college football, Tebow apparently has it all: talent, good looks, humility and faith. I just do not have a starting job. Drafted No. 25 in the Draft 2010 NFL, Tebow is the backup Broncos signal, named after Kyle Orton, but he remains one of the most popular players in the league. Shortly after the project in April, Tebow became the NFL jersey top sellers.
5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder – Aside from LeBron and Kobe, no NBA player is as talented as Durant. At age 21, Durant became the youngest player in NBA history to win the scoring title, averaging 30.1 points per game last season. Only recently turned 22, and many in NBA circles predict that Durant will be the MVP of the league in 2010-11. It also has one of the coolest shirts specializing in all – pick your own “Durantula” jersey here!
6. Kobe Bryant, the Lakers – Believe it or not, Bryant is entering his 15th NBA season, but at 32 years remains one of the best players in the NBA. The NBA champion five times led the Lakers to another title last season, and remains the NBA player most popular worldwide. In fact, Bryant has had more NBA jersey sold for several years. Look for Kobe to overcome injuries this season en route to leading Los Angeles to a sixth NBA title and a “threepeat repeat.”
7. Roy Halladay, of the Philadelphia Phillies – Halladay is almost certain that the 2010 National League Cy Young Award winner, who just finished a season in which he went 21-10 with an ERA of 2.44. “Doc”, was the biggest offseason acquisition in the face of the 2010 season and performed even better than anyone could expect. Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in major league history on May 29 and threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, cut by Cincinnati, for the icing on the cake.
8. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins – The 23-year-old finished second in the NHL in scoring with 109 points last season (51 goals and serving 58). After losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the Final 2008 Stanley Cup, the star of the Penguins became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup, when Pittsburgh won a year later. Look for Crosby to be the face of the league for the next decade.
9. Derek Jeter New York Yankees – Mr. November was drafted with the sixth overall selection in the 1992 amateur draft, and all these years later, just finished his 16 season as a Yankee, which has added 2,926 career hits and won five World Series. All this, and Jeter is still only 36 years old. Jeter is baseball jersey is a bestselling and most popular players to always wear the Yankee pinstripes. That will probably end up in the Bronx next season, which will be on track to hit No. 3000.
10. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals – The first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Ovechkin has been a dominant force in the NHL in the last half of the decade. The left wing was named MVP of the league in 2009 and was named to the All-Star First Team for a fifth consecutive season. Ovechkin is one of the most popular players in the league, and currently has the No. 2 best-selling T-NHL.