Nets forward Jason Collins‘ jersey is a hot seller. A league spokesman said four of the five top-selling jersey items Wednesday on NBAStore.com were Collins’: his home and road replica jerseys, a women’s replica road jersey and a men’s T-shirt with his number on it.
A LeBron James jersey item was the fifth-highest seller.
Collins wore No. 46 in his debut Sunday against the Lakers because his preferred No. 98 — which he wore with the Celtics last season and he has said is in tribute to Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming teenager who was killed in a gay hate crime in 1998 — was not ready.
After playing 11 minutes Sunday, Collins got in for seven garbage-time minutes in Wednesday’s 124-80 loss to the Trail Blazers, missing the only shot he took.