Jayson Tatum’s jersey ranks high among NBA’s most popular originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
If the All-NBA selections were based on jersey sales, Jayson Tatum would make the first team.
The NBA on Wednesday shared its list of the most popular jerseys based on NBAStore.com sales for the second half of the 2020-21 season, and the Boston Celtics star’s No.0 0 is following just four superstars.
Only Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Dallas Mavericks goaltender Luka Doncic sold more shirts in the second half than Tatum, who won his second All-Star title this season and secured his place as one of the best players in the NBA.
Unlike Antetokounmpo (first team), Doncic (first team), James (second team) and several other Top 10 players, Tatum has failed to win All-NBA honors this season, miss nearly $ 33 million In the process.
But the fact that more fans bought Tatum’s shirt than those of Stephen Curry, James Harden and former Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving is a testament to the 23-year-old’s growing power.
Tatum has just completed a career season in which he averaged 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game and has passed 40 points in one game on four occasions. The Celtics broke a 36-36 record, which makes Tatum’s popularity all the more impressive on the team that bounced back in the first round of the playoffs.
Tatum’s visibility is only expected to increase this summer as he competes with the United States team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, so maybe he can make the top five next season.