Drafting him with the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers believe that Ben Simmons is a potential superstar in waiting. Simmons definitely has the talent and potential to be a great player but that of course remains to be seen as he has yet to play to an actual game. However, that hasn’t stopped Sixers fans and Simmons’ fans from literally buying into the hype.
Despite the season still more than a month away from starting, Simmons’ jerseys are already a top-10 seller, according to Fanatics.com. From 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.
Fanatics.com ranked the top 10 NBA player sales from June 23 to Aug. 31. In this order, they were: LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Russell Westbrook, and Simmons
Simmons is from Australia so his fellow country men and women may be aiding in sales of his jersey. But Sixers fans are desperate for their team to get back on to a winning tradition and just based on his jersey sales, it seems like they have a ton of faith in Simmons.
Source: CBS Sports / Sixers rookie Ben Simmons’ jersey is already a top-10 seller