The NBA’s Top Selling Signature Sneakers

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In the mind of a Sneakerhead, the anticipation of a basketball shoe release holds the same priority ranking as a sci-fi movie buff anxiously counting down the days until the next Star Trek premier.  Although box office ticket prices cannot remotely compare to the expense of an adult sized pair of retro Air Jordan 11’s, the mind blowing performances of the NBA’s most elite athletes still nonetheless entertain us and their grossing shoe income mirrors their popularity in  urban culture.  Ever wonder who’s raking in the most cash for their shoe endeavors? Here are the top selling signature sneakers in the US:

LeBron James (Nike): $300 million

Kevin Durant (Nike): $175 million

Kobe Bryant (Nike): $50 million

Derrick Rose (Adidas): $40 million

Carmelo Anthony (Jordan): $30 million

Chris Paul (Jordan): $30 million

John Wall (Adidas): $5 million

Dwight Howard (Adidas): $5 million

Source: Forbes

-Freshelle Obama @HeelsAndHipHop


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