With the postseason underway, the NBA has released their list of top selling jerseys this year. The Celtics had two of the 15 top selling jerseys. Jayson Tatum’s #0 was the third best seller. Jaylen Brown’s #7 claimed the 14th spot on the list. Tatum jumped up two spots, as he was the #5 on the list at the end of last season. Brown is a new addition to the NBA’s featured list this year.
Coming in at #1 once again was LeBron James’ Lakers jersey. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors had the second-best seller. Despite only playing in 56 games this season, Curry remains one of the most popular players in the game. LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets is the only player of the 15 on the list who was not an All-Star.
As for Celtic pride, fans had the option to buy a new style jersey this year, in addition to the traditional home or away option. The team debuted the Bill Russell City edition back in October. The gold accents on the dark green uniform option were a nod to Russel as was the 11 gold diamonds down the side (representing Russell’s championship rings).
Jayson Tatum averaged 30.1 points per game this year and became the first Celtics player to average 30 points per game in a complete season. Tatum was one of six players to average 30 points or more. He also averages nine rebounds per game.
Jaylen Brown was not too far behind, averaging 26.6 points per game this season. Thus, the Celtics had two of ten top scorers in the league.
Collectively, Jay and Jay scored 90 points during the All-Star game in Utah this past February. They will be a force in the playoffs, which start on Saturday. Boston will host the Atlanta Hawks in the first round. With the #2 seed in the east, the Celtics are expected to make a deep playoff run. As fans fill the TD Garden, it’s likely you will see many sporting the #0 or #7 look with the Celtics having two of the 15 top selling jerseys.