Kobe Not Yao, Is Top Selling Jersey In China

2007-08 Top Selling Jerseys in China

2006-07 Top Selling Jerseys in China

1) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

1) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

2) Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

2) Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets

3) Tracy McGrady, Houston Rockets

3) Tracy McGrady, Houston Rockets

4) Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

4) Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

5) Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets

5) LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

6) Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards

6) Yao Ming, Houston Rockets

7) LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

7) Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

8) Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

8) Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

9) Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

9) Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets

10) Yao Ming, Houston Rockets

10) Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards


1 Response to “Kobe Not Yao, Is Top Selling Jersey In China”

  1. 1 Brian August 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm


    There seems to be one local olympic athelete that everyone have failed to mention

    his name is Daniel McCormick

    here’s his bio from the olympic web site http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=1284/bio/index.html

    Born: March 29, 1986
    Odessa, TX
    Hometown: Arlington, TX
    Residence: Wakefield, MA
    Ht: / Wt: 6’5″ / 315 lbs
    Event(s): Judo (heavyweight)
    A bit of a big surprise
    McCormick, the no. 2 seed coming into Olympic Trials, defeated favorite Anthony Turner in the finals. Coming in, he had only beaten the Miami-based judoka once before. On this day, he beat him three times, in addition to 2004 Olympic alternate Kirk Hoffman. This will be the first U.S. senior national team the 22-year-old McCormick will compete on.

    Speech, speech!
    McCormick started judo at the age of 10 when his father Jeff signed him up, thinking it would be good for his son to be able to protect himself. He hurt his knee, however, and gave up the sport temporarily. Then in ninth grade he did a project, delivering a speech on the sport of judo, and he got back into it. He’s been fighting ever since.

    Friday night lights
    The 6’5′ 315-pound heavyweight McCormick played football for Lamar High School in Arlington, Tex., the same school where 400m runner Jeremy Wariner attended class. McCormick was an offensive tackle on a team that took third place in the state his senior year. He says that back then, his athletic life was mostly all football. Judo was merely a recreational sport for him until after high school. Still, occasionally he’d get in trouble for throwing players on the football field. McCormick calls hall of fame linebacker Willie Lanier his sporting idol.

    Team Force
    McCormick trains with two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jimmy Pedro in Wakefield, Mass., where he has worked out since the age of 20. In August of 2006, he spent two weeks at a camp on the Team Force grounds, and by November, he had joined their ranks. “The culture for me is real different. He’s born and raised in Boston, I’m from Texas… But Jimmy doesn’t except anything but winning. Which is great. It worked out well at Trials.” McCormick first remembers seeing Pedro on David Letterman after Pedro won bronze. Other 2008 Olympians that train with Team Force are Taraje Williams-Murray, at 60kg, and Ronda Rousey, at 70kg.

    They love to fly
    Jeff works as an air traffic controller, while McCormick’s mother Mel works for American Airlines. Mom was athletic: Mel played basketball and softball in high school. Daniel says that he, too, would one day like to work as an air traffic controller after his judo career is finished.

    Working online
    McCormick has his associate’s degree in liberal arts and is continuing his studies online as he trains for the Olympic Games. He is pursuing a degree in business.

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