Garnett, Rondo rank high in international jersey sales

Garnett, Rondo rank high in international jersey sales
June 21, 2012, 4:41 pm
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When it comes to international jersey sales, Kobe Bryant is tops all around the world.

From China, to Europe, to Latin America, that Purple and Gold can be seen more than any other jersey (which makes us question why anybody would want to travel...) but there are a couple Celtics players doing their part to represent overseas as well.

Kevin Garnett ranks fourth in top-selling jersey's internationally, also finishing fourth in the key regions of China and Latin America. His sponsorship with the Chinese-based sports company ANTA obviously helps -- not to mention a career that will go down as one of the best ever.

But here's a little surprise: Rajon Rondo ranks seventh internationally, and fifth in China. Rondo has always been regarded as one of the better point guards in the NBA, but people have been hesitant to include him in that top of the class -- at least prior to the postseason.

The only point guard selling more jerseys overseas than Rondo is Chicago's Derrick Rose, who ranks second overall. LeBron James (third) and Dwight Howard (fifth) round out the top five.

The other point guards on the list are international players Tony Parker (14th) from France, and Ricky Rubio (15th) from Spain.

So yes, slowly but surely the rest of the world is getting Rondo'd.