Ben Simmons has seen a strong season on the court this NBA 2019/20 season, and fan support has been similarly aligned, when it comes to jersey sales in Australia.
As announced by the NBA on Wednesday morning, the best selling jersey on NBAStore.com.au belongs to LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers for the second year running. Ben Simmons however, ranks second, right behind James.
This season, Simmons has been an integral part of the Philadelphia 76ers, especially on defence. He exited the game after experiencing back issues earlier this week, and an official diagnosis has yet to be announced, along with a timeline on his return.
The Lakers are unsurprisingly the most popular team, with three players on the top 10 best selling jerseys: James (as mentioned earlier), along with big man Anthony Davis, and forward Kyle Kuzma. Following right behind are rivals Boston Celtics, who only have first-time All-Star Jayson Tatum on the top 10, but likely have numbers boosted by fellow All-Star Kemba Walker, as well as guard Jaylen Brown.
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