But after leaving cleveland and joining the miami heat four years ago james switched to no. The league has been notified of.
James will allow soon to be teammate anthony davis to don the number for the los angeles lakers according to yahoo sports.
Lebron james number 23. James has worn no. Just like he did at the cavaliers lebron will be wearing number 23 when he dons the purple and gold for his first game inside the staples center for the lakers but he will wear a different number. 6 for the upcoming season but nike reportedly wouldn t sign off on the change.
23 to davis and go back to the no. The king has worn the number 23 jersey for all but 4 years of his heat tenure. Lebron james has announced that he will be giving up jersey number 23 for lakers teammate anthony davis following this season.
Which is rough for all the fans. The stunning news thursday rocked the basketball world. If you thought lebron james wore no.
23 in honor of perhaps lou hudson jeff mullins or calvin murphy well think again. King james wears the number in honor of one man. Nearly eight years ago james wanted to initiate a movement where any player wearing the number 23 would have to change their number as an homage to michael jordan.
Lakers superstar lebron james planned to give away his number to new teammate anthony davis and switch back to no. 23 during his first seven seasons with the cavaliers. 23 lakers jersey the one he wore for the entirety of a storied 2018 19 campaign that saw him miss nearly.
James idolized jordan growing up and wore no. The lebron james no. There is some bad news for some lakers fans though lebron is reportedly going to gift his no.
23 era may be over. During his four year stay with the miami heat james wore no. Lebron james will give up his no.
6 he s worn before in his career. 23 for the bulk of his career including his time with the cleveland cavaliers and his first season with the lakers. Lebron once wanted 23 retired league wide there was also a time when james wanted the league to surrender the number 23.