Boston Celtics: Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum are fan favorites

Apparently Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum are loved all around the world as the Boston Celtics stars were among the most popular NBA jerseys last season.

Now we all know how much Boston Celtics fans love Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum. They were instantly beloved by all, but it appears these players reach is far wider than you may expect.

The NBA released it’s most popular merchandise list and it appears that the Celtics have a big following all across the globe.

The Celtics have become one of the league’s most promising teams. With such a deep roster it’s not that big of a surprise to see them in the top 3. It also helps when you have the most championships in NBA history. This is the highest the team has been ranked since 2010-2011.

Kyrie is the 3rd top selling jersey in the league. Irving had a phenomenal season and is one of the top players in the league so it makes sense that he would be near the top of the list. Also, he just got traded to a new team so that means a ton of people will buy your new jersey. This is the highest Irving has ever been on the list.

I was slightly surprised to see Jayson Tatum in the top 10. It is no knock on Tatum. He played great and was in contention for Rookie of the Year.

But he is ahead of some amazing players who are the face of their teams. Russell Westbrook is 8th on the list and Giannis Antetokounmpo is 11th. These guys both are marketed way more than Tatum and they both have their own shoe deals.

This just shows that Tatum is on his way to being one of the brightest stars in the NBA.

Where’s the Hayward love?

One name that I thought might make it on there is Gordon Hayward. He was the first big move that the Celtics made and you have to think a ton of people copped his jersey when they heard he was coming to Boston.

Obviously, Hayward missed the entire season due to his awful ankle injury, but you would have thought that the recent Celtics acquisition would have been near the top of the list.

The Boston Celtics are one of the most popular teams in the entire NBA. Hopefully, we will see a few more players at the top of the list next season.