Liberty, Sparks and Mercury Top List of Most Popular Team Merchandise

Leslie, Hammon and Taurasi Lead WNBA’s Most Popular Jersey List

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2006 – The Los Angeles Sparks’ Lisa Leslie, the New York Liberty’s Becky Hammon, and the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi lead the WNBA’s list of most popular player jerseys based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and NBAStore.com beginning in March 2006 and ending August 26, 2006. The New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury top the league’s list of most popular team merchandise.

The top 10 best-selling player jerseys and top 5 best-selling teams are listed below in order:

Top 10 Players:
1. Lisa Leslie
2. Becky Hammon
3. Diana Taurasi
4. Sue Bird
5. Nykesha Sales
6. Sheryl Swoopes
7. Tamika Catchings*
8. Ticha Penicheiro
9. Swin Cash*
10. Alana Beard*
Top 5 Teams:
1. New York Liberty
2. Los Angeles Sparks
3. Phoenix Mercury
4. Connecticut Sun
5. Houston Comets +

  • Houston is new to the season-end top 5 team merchandise list compared to 2004-05 list (as indicated by +)
  • Three players are new to the season-end top 25 player jersey list compared to 2004-05 list (as indicated by *).

    Reebok was the official on-court apparel provider for the WNBA during the 2005-06 season. The NBA and the adidas Group recently announced that beginning with the 2006-07 season, adidas will become the official uniform and apparel provider for the WNBA, NBA and D-League.

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