According to Chris Hayes of Yahoo Sports, LeBron James will be handing over his No. 23 jersey number to new teammates Anthony Davis.
Yahoo Sources: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gifting new teammate Anthony Davis his No. 23 jersey for the upcoming season. https://t.co/vYIXmcl6c9
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 27, 2019
Aww, how sweet.
Davis has worn the jersey since entering the league, and James has experienced playing without it during his time in Miami when he wore the No. 6.
The Lakers should have that number open if James chooses to go back to it. He can be in the elite company of THE Cristiano Felicio on the Bulls. How could you pass that up!? The only other number he has worn has been the No. 32 in high school, but that number has been retired by the Lakers due to, you know, Magic Johnson.
While this move is nice and all, I will say maybe next time Jordan should gift the No. 23 to the rafters. Miami had the number retired out of respect for the GOAT (Aka: Michael Jeffery Jordan), and the rest of the NBA needs to catch on.