Again when the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis, a lot was made in regards to the jersey quantity state of affairs involving The Forehead and LeBron James. Whereas Davis wore the quantity 23 in New Orleans, James had that quantity in L.A., and for some production-related functions, James couldn’t swap his quantity to free that one up for his new teammate till after the 2019-20 season ended.
The duo saved their numbers the identical in the course of the 2020-21 marketing campaign, however in keeping with a new report by Tim Cato and Shams Charania of The Athletic, issues are altering up a bit heading into subsequent yr. Whereas Davis will proceed to put on the quantity 3, James will swap to six, which he wore throughout his tenure with the Miami Warmth.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is altering his jersey quantity from No. 23 to No. 6 subsequent season, sources inform The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Tim Cato. Anthony Davis is anticipated to stay No. 3.
The change is anticipated to return after House Jam.
It’s unclear whether or not House Jam: A New Legacy performs a task in any of this, though primarily based on the brand new trailer that dropped on Wednesday, James does put on No. 6 within the film. He additionally famously once said that he believes 23 must be retired league-wide in honor of Michael Jordan.