For $10, you can now take part ownership in the jersey Kevin Durant wore in his first game as a member of the New Jersey Nets. The fractional shares platform Otis made the offering Monday, with 4,760 shares available.
It’s believed to be the first time a game-worn jersey from a current season has been offered by any of the three major fractional shares marketplaces that deal with sports memorabilia. NBA Auctions/MeiGray is the league’s primary platform for game-worn jersey sales.
Durant wore the Size 50 jersey during the Nets’ 125-99 Opening Night victory over the Golden State Warriors on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After he sat out a year rehabbing from a torn Achilles, Durant played 24 minutes that night and registered 22 points with three assists, give rebounds, a game-high three steals and a blocked shot.
The black jersey, a Size 50+4 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. “12/22 vs. GSW” is handwritten on the jersey’s laundry tag.]
Durant won two NBA titles in 2017 and ’18 after joining the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Brooklyn is considered among the favorites in the 2021 NBA playoffs.