Posted Nov 13 2009 11:23PM
DENVER (AP) -- Phil Jackson likes LeBron James' idea of NBA players giving up No. 23 to honor Michael Jordan.
The Los Angeles Lakers coach who won six titles with Jordan in Chicago compared the idea to the NHL's retirement of No. 99 to honor hockey great Wayne Gretzky in 2000.
Jackson said Jordan changed the NBA much as Gretzky did hockey.
Asked about the issue before his Los Angeles Lakers played the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, Jackson said the only potential pitfall he sees with retiring No. 23 league-wide is it might be "a little step on the toes for a guy like Magic [Johnson] or [Larry] Bird."
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