Carmelo Anthony better than LeBron James. . . in jersey sales

Carmelo Anthony and Miami Heat forward LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony and Miami Heat forward LeBron James fight for position during a game at Madison Square Garden. (March 3, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony has supplanted LeBron James atop the list of best-selling replica jerseys at the NBA Store and NBAStore.com since the start of this season, the league announced. The Knicks also are No. 1 as a team in jersey sales for 2012-13.

Anthony is the first Knick to top the list since it first was released in 2001-02.

Kobe Bryant has had the best-selling jersey seven times and James four times. James, Kevin Durant, Bryant and Derrick Rose fill out the top five after Anthony. The Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire ranks 14th. The Heat and Lakers are 2-3 on the team list, with the Nets coming in at No. 4.

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