Basketball fans looking for ways to beat the heat are scoring at the NBA Store this summer with beach and pool accessories among the most popular selling items. Sales of accessories such as beach towels, sunglass cases, water bottles, beach balls and mugs have increased 90 percent versus last year.

Top 5 Most Popular Summer Accessories at the NBA Store:

1.        Beach Towels
2.        Glassware                
3.        Sunglasses                        
4.        Water Bottle        
5.        Beach Balls

Apparel replicating what the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team will be wearing on court when they begin competing in Beijing on Aug. 8 is also among the most popular merchandise selling this summer. Jerseys of players such as Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James are on sale along with player tee shirts, replica shorts and hooded sweatshirts.

The NBA Store is having the best sales year in its ten-year history, up 25 percent versus last year; and sales during June and July are up 54 percent versus last year.