Celtics rank among top NBA jersey sales

719734.jpg

Celtics rank among top NBA jersey sales

The Boston Celtics have a Big Three when it comes to fan apparel.

The NBA announced the top 15 most popular NBA jerseys and team merchandise on Thursday and there were three members of the Cs on the list.

Derrick Rose topped the list while Rajon Rondo ranked 10th, Ray Allen 12th, and Paul Pierce 13th. The Celtics were the only team besides the New York Knicks with a trio of players on the top 15 list.

1. Derrick Rose
2. Jeremy Lin
3. Kobe Bryant
4. LeBron James
5. Carmelo Anthony
6. Dwyane Wade
7. Dirk Nowitzki
8. Kevin Durant
9. Blake Griffin
10. Rajon Rondo
11. Amare Stoudemire
12. Ray Allen
13. Paul Pierce
14. Dwight Howard
15. Chris Paul

The Celtics also ranked sixth among the top 10 most popular team merchandise.

1. Chicago Bulls
2. New York Knicks
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Miami Heat
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Boston Celtics
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Los Angeles Clippers
9. Denver Nuggets
10. Orlando Magic

Rankings were based on sales fromNBAStore.comand the temporary NBA Store on Fifth Avenue dating back to April 2011.

Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

gallery-slide_9-rasheed_wallace.jpg

Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

By Dane Carbaugh, NBCSports.com Pro Basketball Talk

Rasheed Wallace is a man of many talents. Playing basketball. Getting ejected. Helping the disenfranchised. Throwing towels. He’s a Renaissance man, really.

Oh, and apparently he does a spot-on Doc Rivers impersonation.

During a segment on Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” TV show, Wallace not only brought attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but was able to emulate the Los Angeles Clippers coach strikingly well. It came while Wallace was breaking down Rivers recent explosion and ejection from a game against the Brooklyn Nets, an outburst for which he was fined $15,000.

From the Area 21 Twitter page:

WATCH: Celtics vs. Kings

WATCH: Celtics vs. Kings

Tune into CSN to watch the Celtics host the Sacramento Kings at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by McDonald's on the NBC Sports App.  Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

- Game Preview: Watch out for Cousins' supporting cast

- Channel Finder: Make sure you know where to watch

[SHOP: Gear up, Celtics fans!]

- Live Extra FAQ: All your questions answered

- Latest on the Celtics: All of the most recent news and notes

- Talk about the game via social media on CSN's Pulse, presented by Ford