The Memphis Grizzlies took the NBA by storm during the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season, producing highlights at such a rapid pace that they became impossible to ignore.
These Grizzlies have become darlings of NBA League Pass subscribers, Sportscenter Top 10 lists, and NBA Twitter chats on a case-by-case basis.
This team knows how good they are and they take it out on their opponents, turning into a team known for trash talking and trolling their opponents.
So it’s no surprise that this team and Ja Morant ended up with some of the NBA’s best-selling jerseys this season.
Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant appear in top-ranked NBA jersey sales
Electrifying superstar Ja Morant, in his third season in the NBA, finished with the ninth best-selling jersey of the second half of the regular season, according to NBA Communications.
As a team, the Memphis Grizzlies finished with the tenth best-selling merchandise of any team in the entire NBA.
That’s probably the most impressive statistic of all, as Memphis is ranked No. 40 out of 42 in terms of market size of cities that have at least one NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL team, according to Sports Media Watch.
Only Green Bay, Wisconsin and Buffalo, New York have a smaller TV market size based on 2021 Nielsen data.
Memphis is the smallest market in the NBA (by TV market size) and yet ranked in the top 10 in merchandise sales around the NBA.
It speaks to the inescapable nature of Ja Morant and this list of Grizzlies. Every game, this super star team and athlete does something mind-blowing and jaw-dropping.
The Grizzlies are in the midst of a tenacious first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves.