Garnett, Rondo rank high in international jersey sales

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Garnett, Rondo rank high in international jersey sales

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.

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming. 
 
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either. 
 
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
 
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim. 
 
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
 
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
 
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort. 
 
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
 
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points. 
 
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise. 
 
And that dunk over Vucevic?
 
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”