I guess you can look at all star votes and see whos the most popular and it sure isn't tmac but the guy is on his team.Sith said:i meant to make a poll, but somehow submitted the new thread without making the poll!!
i will vote for t-mac, hes my favorite player. i also think he's the most popular player now in the NBA.
I agree with that listFilibusterer said:The way I see this question is who would my aunt who knows nothing about basketball recognize?
edit: I'm sure LeBron will be there soon.
Good list, I don't agree with Garnett on there though. I think Garnett is like McGrady, great players but they aren't all that well known because of their lack of team success, lack of drama, and lack of promotion.EHL said:Top 5 in no order:
KG dips off quite a bit from the top 4.
Incorrect, at least as far as McGrady goes. As recently as last season, these were the top five selling jerseys (a good indication of player popularity):Sir Patchwork said:Good list, I don't agree with Garnett on there though. I think Garnett is like McGrady, great players but they aren't all that well known because of their lack of team success, lack of drama, and lack of promotion.
I don't know if jersey sales are exactly equivalent to overall popularity, but they are one good measure.For the last month, Bryant’s No. 8 Lakers jersey — previously one of the best sellers in the world — has fallen out of the top 50, according to point-of-sale data tabulated by a Florida market research firm.
Bryant’s NBA jersey was still the 10th-highest selling jersey for the year, but he finished the month of December at No. 72 — and in one week plunged to No. 90, a drastic slide for the player many once saw as the sport’s next marketing golden boy.
Before the season started, O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat and Jackson retired — departures that many fans have blamed on Bryant.
“I was a big fan, but I just can’t wear his jersey anymore,” said Patrick Buan, 27, of Victorville, Calif., who last month put up for sale his four Bryant jerseys on eBay.