Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it features players from around the globe competing in various leagues. Players wear jerseys for comfort and easy identification on the court during games, and fans like to show their support for their favourite players and teams by wearing matching jerseys. With so many options available, shoppers can find a full range of commemorative jerseys for players in every league by shopping on eBay.
Shop for basketball jerseys by league
Shoppers may want to start their searches for basketball jerseys by focusing on the leagues with their favourite teams. For example, the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States are two of the most popular leagues. However, it is also possible to find jerseys and memorabilia for teams in women's leagues and minor leagues.
The NBL has featured many great basketball players, some of whom also played in other countries. This professional men's basketball league consists of eight teams:
- Adelaide 36ers
- Cairns Taipans
- Melbourne United
- New Zealand Breakers
- Perth Wildcats
- Sydney Kings
- Townsville Crocodiles
- Wollongong Hawks
Founded in 1979, the NBL has a long history. Shoppers can find jerseys representing players from recent seasons or shop for vintage jerseys from earlier in the league's history.
Founded in 1946, the NBA consists of 30 professional men's basketball teams in the United States. Although most players are American, players from all over the world compete in the league. When shopping for NBA jerseys, buyers should specify the team name in the search field. It is also necessary to specify home or away jerseys, as colours, styles, and designs change for home and away games for NBA teams.
Jerseys for other leagues
Fans can also find a large selection of jerseys for other leagues. The WNBL and WNBA are the women's professional leagues in Australia and the U.S. Jerseys for national teams like the Boomers and Opals, which represent Australia in international basketball competitions like the Olympics, are also available.
The lesser-known Australian Basketball Association (ABA) is a semi-professional basketball league that consists of 64 men's teams and 57 women's teams divided into five regional leagues. Although not as popular as the NBL, this league has its own devoted fans who wear team jerseys to show their support.
Shop for basketball jerseys by player
Shoppers who have favourite players can find jerseys to match those players. For example, Andrew Gaze is one of the greatest players in the history of the NBL, and jerseys are available to commemorate different points in his career. He also spent some time playing in the NBA.
Likewise, Michael Jordan is one of the most famous players to ever hit the court. Although most of his success came with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan jerseys are also available from his time with the Washington Wizards. Limited edition championship and all-star jerseys are also available for many players.
Shop for authentic or replica basketball jerseys
When shopping for basketball jerseys, fans can choose authentic or replica jerseys. Authentic jerseys come with high price tags but are true collectibles that may even feature autographs. Replica jerseys are much more common and allow basketball fans to support their favourite players and teams without breaking the bank. ISC is the manufacturer of NBL jerseys, while Adidas manufactures NBA jerseys. When browsing for jerseys, shoppers should look for these manufacturers to ensure the items are authorised reproductions.
Autographed basketball jerseys
Autographed basketball jerseys often fetch very high prices, but they make valuable additions to any collection. When shopping for signed basketball jerseys, fans should look for certificates or letters of authenticity included with the items.
Find the proper size basketball jersey
Because eBay shoppers cannot try on jerseys before purchasing, they should determine accurate measurements to ensure a proper fit. Sizes typically range from small to extra-large, although larger sizes are sometimes available. When measuring for size, shoppers should measure chest width, shoulder width, and back length and then compare the measurements with a size chart provided by the manufacturer.
How to buy basketball jerseys on eBay
You can easily find basketball jerseys from the reliable sellers on eBay. Enter keywords into the search bar found on any page to start. Once you receive the initial results, narrow the selection by choosing options such as size or price. Carefully review item descriptions, view photos, and compare seller ratings to help you make final purchasing decisions. Whether you love the NBL, the NBA, or an entirely different league, you can find the perfect jersey to honour your favourite teams on eBay.