Pic of Knicks fans flooding Times Square Modell’s to buy their Melo jerseys. - @darrenrovell
The demand for Carmelo Anthony replica jerseys skyrocketed as soon as it was announced he would wear No. 7 with the Knicks.
The supply is another story.
Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sports Goods, said Wednesday it likely will be 45 days before he has an adequate supply of $44.99 replica No. 7 jerseys.
On the Knicks’ online store, Anthony jerseys can be pre-ordered but are not expected to ship until April. The NBA ‘s online store is not promising shipment until May.
“We’ve sold more Knicks stuff than probably the last four years combined,” he said “It’s crazy. It’s great for New York, great for the fans.”