Report: LeBron James giving up his No. 23 to Anthony Davis
From NBA media reports
It appears Lakers forward LeBron James will be going with a different number for the 2019-20 season. James has decided to give his No. 23 to his potentially new teammate Anthony Davis, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Davis, who has worn No. 23 in each of his seven years with the Pelicans before being reportedly dealt to the Lakers on June 15, wore the same number in his lone season at Kentucky.
But what about James? Could he go back to No. 6, which he wore during his four seasons in Miami and the Olympics? It’s also the number James practices in. Los Angeles has 11 retired numbers, but No. 6 isn’t one of them.
James tweeted out the number “6” on Thursday night, likely referencing the number he’s switching to.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019
Kyle Kuzma wants his veteran teammate to bring back some more old tradition.
All we need is the headband bro. Give the fans what they want. https://t.co/IiW7lGYIvf
— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 28, 2019
James secured the NBA’s most popular jersey last season, and as a team, the Lakers sold the most merchandise. The amount of Anthony Davis’ jerseys sold will likely skyrocket in the Los Angeles market, especially considering his Pelicans No. 23 jersey wasn’t among the top 15 in sales.