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Where Tatum, Kemba jerseys rank among NBA's most popular

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The Boston Celtics didn't make it to the NBA's biggest stage, but they still boasted two of the league's most visible players in the Orlando bubble.

The NBA on Wednesday revealed its top-selling jerseys during the 2020 NBA Restart, and two Celtics players cracked the Top 15: Jayson Tatum at No. 4 and Kemba Walker at No. 11.

That's an impressive standing for Tatum, whose jersey sold more than four former NBA MVPs in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

The 22-year-old Tatum developed into a bona fide NBA star this season by averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds per game, then averaged a double-double (25.7 points, 10.0 rebounds) in the postseason to help the C's reach Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Boston fans also will be pleased to see Walker's jersey outsell that of Kyrie Irving, who left the Celtics last offseason to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Still, it's a testament to Irving and Kevin Durant's star power that they made this list despite both not playing in the bubble due to injuries.

The Celtics' playoff loss to the Miami Heat will sting, but this list is evidence that they still have two of the brightest stars in the league and should be at the center of the NBA conversation next season.