While the NBA officially started in 1946, the NBA as a brand really took off in the 1980s. Initially sparked by the tense rivalry between Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics and Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA reached a complete pop culture domination by the time Michael Jordan brought a string of championship wins to the Chicago Bulls. The league that at one time had its championship games aired late at night via tape delay due to lack of public interest was becoming one of the biggest in the world. As many would expect, NBA jerseys skyrocketed as fans were eager to show their support for their favorite teams and players. While basketball simply requires a jersey and shorts as uniform, fans are free to sport the hats, sweatshirts and T-shirts of all of their favorite NBA franchises. The NBA has also collaborated with Supreme.

What NBA team sells the most merchandise?
The Los Angeles Lakers ranked number 1 in overall merchandise sales in 2019.

Which NBA jersey is most sold?
LeBron James currently has the best-selling NBA jersey.

Why are NBA jerseys so expensive?
This is because of the demand, the detailed stitching and because of a lack of competition—only one brand can supply official NBA jerseys at a time.

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