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The NBA Is Selling Jason Collins Jerseys To Meet "Unprecedented" Demand

Everybody wants to wear No. 98.

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Last Sunday, Jason Collins became the first out athlete to play in an NBA game. Today, Jason Collins jerseys will go on sale even though he's only on a 10-day contract.

Vicky Picca, the NBA’s senior vice president for licensing and business affairs, said that the league was receiving an "unprecedented" amount of inquiries from fans who want to own a jersey with Collins' name on it.

On Sunday, the Nets scrambled to get Collins in uniform for a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins wore No. 46, a jersey the team travels with in case of emergencies.

He tweeted after the Nets' 108-102 victory over the Lakers.

What a day! Great win tonight @BrooklynNets over my hometown @Lakers. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey.

Jason Collins@jasoncollins34

What a day! Great win tonight @BrooklynNets over my hometown @Lakers. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey.

03:28 AM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite