LeBron James, who has guided the Miami Heat to the past two NBA titles, is the worldwide leader in jersey sales for the first time, the league announced Thursday. Without releasing actual sales figures, the NBA listed the top player sales in global replica jerseys, bringing the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player a sense of pride. “It means everything,” James said. “To know that so many people look up to me, so many kids, that’s what means more than anything, that I continue to inspire the youth”. James was #1 on the global and domestic sales list, but he finished second in Europe and China behind Derrick Rose, who missed the last season due to injury. To James, finishing atop these rankings further signified how things have changed since he made his decision to sign with the Miami Heat in 2010 after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.