His Rookie of the Year season was nothing to sneeze at but Ja Morant wasted no time proving it wasn’t a fluke. The Memphis Grizzlies star began this season with a career high 44-point effort in a December 23 loss to San Antonio. Now the jersey he wore that night is up for sale.
NBA Auctions has launched the latest string of listings of jerseys worn in the opening night games by several teams including Morant’s Grizzlies, Houston, Indiana, Portland, Toronto, Charlotte, Minnesota and Oklahoma City. Over 100 jerseys from the Kia Tip-Off games are currently up for bid. All are registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Along with Morant’s baby blue Grizzlies shirt, the jersey from Luka Doncic”s third season debut game is also expected to be among the top sellers. Bidding had passed $13,000 with more than two weeks remaining in the auction.
Jerseys worn by James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Collin Sexton, LaMelo Ball and Nikola Jokic are among others up for grabs.
A run of jerseys from the NBA’s Christmas Day games is up for bid as well, including the first Dec. 25 gamer donned by Zion Williamson. He registered 32 points in a loss to the Miami Heat that afternoon.
Bidding for LeBron James’ jersey from the Lakers’ holiday win over the Dallas Mavericks has passed $60,000. He moved into second place on the NBA’s all-time Christmas Day scoring list that day.
The auctions are set to close at various times this month on the NBA Auctions website.