As much as folks may not want to admit it, everyone has a favorite NBA player. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t mean you lack the love for your hometown team. It just means that, when given the opportunity, you’ll most likely throw your support that player’s way. And how will you do this? By sporting their jersey — obviously.
When it comes to NBA jersey sales, it’s usually the game’s more established players who tend stand above the rest. However, every so often, a newbie comes along and winds up disrupting the status quo. And right now, that individual is Philadelphia’s rookie sensation Ben Simmons.
According merchandise sales reported by Fanatics.com, since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Simmons finds himself with one of the highest-selling jerseys in the National Basketball Association. As noted by Philly.com:
“Since draft night, Fanatics.com is reporting that in terms of merchandise sales, Simmons is the 10th-best seller among National Basketball Association players. He’s the highest-selling Philadelphia athlete in all sports across the Fanatics platform of hundreds of e-commerce sites, which includes SixersShop.com – the Sixers’ official team store.”
For an individual who has yet to step on the floor in a regular-season game, this latest development is pretty impressive. Of course, it’s one thing to make the top 10, it’s a completely different story to earn a spot among the top five. With that in mind, based on player sales — on Fanatics.com — from June 23 to August 31, here are the five players with the best-selling jerseys in the NBA.