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Ben Simmons’ jersey is already a top-10 seller

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TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 07: Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2016 NBA Rookie Photoshoot at Madison Square Garden Training Center on August 7, 2016 in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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When Ben Simmons plays his first NBA game in late October, there are going to be a lot of people in the stands wearing his jersey. According to, the biggest online sports apparel retailer, Simmons’ Philadelphia 76ers jersey is already their No. 10-selling NBA jersey, before he’s played a game.


Since draft night, 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 - the Sixers’ official team store.

Demand for Simmons merchandise helped see a 76 percent spike in sales compared with July 2015, according to

Simmons’ popularity in his native Australia surely plays a part in his surging jersey sales, as well as the fact that there’s finally some real buzz about the Sixers after three embarrassing seasons, with Simmons’ arrival and Joel Embiid and Dario Saric expected to play as well.