LeBron James is not new in changing his Jersey number, James played with the Cleveland Cavaliers in his rookie days wearing # 23 till the 2010 free agency where he joins the Miami Heat and wear Jersey # 6 for four consecutive seasons with the Heat where they reach 4 – NBA Finals appearance and won 2 –NBA Championship.
James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 NBA Free Agency and switch back to his original Jersey #23 and wear it for four consecutive NBA Season with the Cavaliers. James delivers an NBA Title in his hometown in 2016 wearing his #23. In 2018 Free Agency, James leaves Cleveland Cavaliers and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, this time he retains his jersey #23 in a disappointing first season due to injury he suffered, as well with some key players to the Lakers that leads to the team early vacation.
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis, who will be officially a Laker player this upcoming July 6 coming from trade in exchange of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and other three 1st round pick is expected to wear the #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers while LeBron James is reported to wear his practice number 6.
Is LeBron James made the right move by giving up his number? Is this the sign that he no longer the main man of the Lakers and he is willing to give or sacrifice just for the good of the team by giving Davis the responsibility to be the main man of the Los Angeles Lakers? Let’s just wait and see this upcoming season…