NEW YORK, April 14 – Miami Heat's LeBron James has the top-selling jersey in the NBA this season, vaulting past Kobe Bryant to claim No. 1 for the first time since 2004.
The last time James was No. 1 was during his rookie season seven years ago.
Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, fell to No. 2, while Boston guard Rajon Rondo moved up to third. Rondo is one of five Celtics in the top 15.
The list is based on sales on NBAStore.com since the beginning of the 2010-11 regular season.
Meanwhile, a Miami parking lot attendant is seeking more than $15,000 in financial damages from LeBron James’ mother, accusing her of assault and verbal abuse in a lawsuit filed in a Florida court.
The civil lawsuit stems from an incident at a Miami Beach hotel in which valet driver Rock Feller Sorel says he suffered emotional distress, humiliation, mental anguish and a "loss of capacity for enjoyment of life".
Sorel filed the suit five days after the incident at the Fountainbleau Hotel in which he alleges that Gloria James, mother of two-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, struck him in the early morning hours of April 7.
Sorel claims in the suit that Gloria James became angry and hit him because she felt it was taking too long to retrieve her car.
Police said witnesses said they saw James strike Sorel and that she smelled of alcohol.