Fans will have the chance to own the actual jerseys worn by players competing in this year’s NBA Finals. For the first time ever, fans can visit NBA.com while Games 1 and 3 are being played to bid on the jerseys each player is wearing on the court. A jersey for every active player from the Celtics and Lakers will be available, giving fans the choice to own either the player’s home or away jersey. The Game 1 auction will run from June 5-24 and the Game 3 auction will run from June 10-26.
MeiGray, the official game-worn source of the NBA, will oversee the auction on NBA.com, and authenticate the jerseys via a special code, tag and security number placed on the jersey prior to the games. After the games are played, the jerseys will be securely stored until they are delivered to the winners.
“This is unique way to bring our fans closer to The Finals,” said Lisa Goldberg, NBA senior director of trading cards and memorabilia. “Giving fans the chance to bid on jerseys while the games are in progress is a whole new way to get exclusive memorabilia from the NBA’s premier event of the season.”