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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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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.

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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