Preorders for new Lakers LeBron James jerseys were robust enough on Sunday night to give retailer Fanatics one of its top 10 sales days in terms of NBA gear sold, a spokesman for the company told ESPN. Jerseys, with the placeholder of No. 00, went up on the site of the world’s largest seller of licensed sports jerseys at around 8:45 p.m. ET on Sunday night, roughly 40 minutes after the news broke. James will wear No. 23, the same number he wore in both of his Cleveland stops, league sources have told ESPN.
Kyle Goon: The first Grayson Allen No. 24 jerseys went on sale today. I was told there were 20-25 to start. The team store folks began printing them on the premises yesterday when Allen’s number was publicly released. There were still some left after today’s event, but sales were solid.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum landed at No. 7 on the NBA’s most popular jerseys for the period spanning April through June. Kyrie Irving is a career-best No. 3 on the list, while the Celtics are at No. 3 in team merch for the first time since the 2010-11, according to the NBA. pic.twitter.com/iSHlWy4NOI
Brian Seltzer: #NBA releases final batch of NBA.com merch sales info from this past season. From April – June: • Ben Simmons 5th-best selling jersey • Joel Embiid 8th • 76ers 4th-most popular overall team merchandise pic.twitter.com/37p4aoiiOb
The jersey J.R. Smith wore during the NBA Finals ill-fated Game 1 is up for auction. The NBA Auctions site lists the jersey’s current bid at $3,000 as of Monday morning. More than 50 bids have been placed on the jersey in minimum $20 increments. The auction ends 9:50 p.m. Thursday, June 21 – the night of the NBA Draft.