The Knicks dropped one spot in the ranking of NBA team merchandise, according to a report released by the NBA today. The Knicks rank fourth among the league's 30 teams, behind the Lakers, Celtics and Cavaliers (in that order). Last April, the Knicks were third, behind the Lakers and Celtics.

The rankings are based on sales at the NBA Store in New York City and on

Kobe Bryant reclaimed the top spot among all jersey sales, with LeBron James right behind him. Dwight Howard moved into the third spot with Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose at No. 4. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Garnett were fifth and sixth, respectively, with Chris Paul plummeting from No. 3 last April to seventh. Garnett was fourth last year.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

(The biggest drop was by Allen Iverson, who fell from fifth to 14th. Not many people were buying his commitment to the Grizzlies, either.)

David Lee supplanted Nate Robinson as the Knicks' most popular jersey. Lee ranked 13th among all NBA players, while Robinson, who was eighth last season after winning his second Slam Dunk title, was not among the top 15.