Like when tracy mcgrady switched from 1 to 3 or when kobe bryant switched from 8 to 24 or when lebron james in honor of michael jordan switched from the number he wore in high school 23 to 6. 6 as a practice jersey with the cavaliers.
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What s lebron james jersey number. James came into the nba wearing number 23 but decided to switch to number 6 his olympic. He wears that number because his second favorite player is julius dr. Not only does it benefit for james to pick number 23 but also it helps out the cavaliers organization.
Cleveland ohio there are three numbers lebron james has worn while winning a championship. The reigning mvp frequently wears no. Then when he returned to cleveland in 2014 he switched.
The number 23 lebron is for cleveland and cleveland only it s what all cavalier fans are used to and it is just the perfect fit for him. 6 jersey winning two championships with the miami heat. Lebron james has worn two numbers over the course of his nba career and those are number 6 and number 23.
Lebron james changed his jersey number when he left the cleveland cavaliers for the miami heat back in 2010 going from no. He also wore the number for team usa and in practice with the cavs and lakers. Players generally must wear a number five years before they can apply to switch.
According to darren rovell of espn lebron jerseys went on sale at 8 45pm et on sunday a mere 40 minutes after the news of lebron s signing broke. Lebron was arguably at his nba peak in the no. They went on sale with the placeholder number.