DeMar DeRozan shares funny story about his Spurs jersey selling out
DeMar DeRozan is the star of the show in San Antonio now that the Spurs have traded Kawhi Leonard, and he embraced the role by scoring a game-high 28 points in his team’s season opening win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. And now, there’s not a DeRozan jersey to be found.
How quickly did DeRozan’s new jerseys sell out in San Antonio? Let’s just say even he couldn’t get one for his own mother.
DeMar DeRozan discovered the downside of SA fans embracing him so quickly. “I tried to buy my mom a jersey last week and they were sold out. She didn’t believe me.”
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) October 18, 2018
We’re guessing the Spurs can make some sort of special arrangements for DeMar’s mom, but that gives you an idea of how loyal fans are in San Antonio. Rather than jumping ship with guys like Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili gone, they’re throwing their support behind their new leader.
Some remarks Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made before the season indicate he already has a great relationship with DeRozan. If DeMar keeps playing the way he did in the opener, the fans will be just as fond of him.