By  on June 5, 2008

ATLANTA — The NBA is making it possible for NBA fans to own the actual jerseys worn by their favorite players competing in The Finals.

Beginning with the tip-off of Games 1 and 3, fans can bid in an auction of the jerseys worn by each player from the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles. For the first time ever, fans can visit while the games are being played to bid on the jersey each player is wearing on court. A jersey for every active player from each team will be available, giving fans the choice to own either the play’s home of away jersey.

The Game 1 auction will run from June 5 to June 24, and the Game 3 auction will run from June 10 to June 26.

The MeiGray Group, the official game-worn source of the NBA, will oversee the auction on, and authenticate the jerseys with a unique security system which includes a special code, tag, and security number placed on the jersey before players wear them on court during The Finals. After the games are played, the jerseys will be securely stored until they are delivered to the winners.

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