Jeremy Lin trails only Derrick Rose on the NBA’s top-selling jerseys

NY Knicks guard, Jeremy Lin, whose rise from a nobody to superstar in just a matter of weeks earlier this year for the Knicks sparked global interest, trails only reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose on the list of most popular jerseys at the NBA Store and nbastore.com since April 2011, according to the list of top-selling jerseys the NBA released on Thursday.

Lin hasn't even stepped foot on an NBA court since April 2 knee surgery and didn't even crack the Knicks starting lineup until February. He is back jogging and participating in shooting drills with the hopes of returning for the second round of the NBA playoffs if the Knicks advance that far

Lin is selling more jerseys than some of the biggest names in the sport. Lin's No. 17 is performing better than those of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Compare to the trio of NBA superstars who have a combined 30 All-Star appearances, Lin has only started 25 games in his brief pro career.

Source: smartinmoney.posterous

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