Jason Collins’s no. 98 Nets jersey is the top seller on nba.com on the first day that the website started selling the merchandise.
Not Your Average Basketball Player
Jason Collins may only be on a 10-day contract, but this did not stop basketball fans from around the world to become fond of him. Collins made history as he is the first openly gay baller to play in the NBA.
Merchandise for Players on 10-day Contracts
It is not common for the NBA and any of its teams to produce and sell merchandise for basketball players on short contracts. After all, not every 10-day player makes enough impact on the fan base of the sport – with the exception of Collins, of course.
On Tuesday Vicky Picca, the senior vice president of the NBA, announced that the no. 98 Brooklyn Nets jersey of Jason Collins is the top seller on their website, exceeding the sales of Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and LeBron James.