The Los Angeles Lakers are anticipated to see some modifications this coming offseason after an early exit from the postseason. One in-house replace includes the jersey quantity LeBron James will don for the 2021-22 NBA season.
Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news Wednesday that James will swap his jersey quantity from No. 23 to No. 6.
As famous in Charania’s tweet, Anthony Davis will proceed to put on No. 3 with the Lakers regardless that No. 23, which he donned earlier than heading to L.A., is now out there.
James wore No. 23 throughout each of his stints with the Cavaliers. However, when he determined to take his skills to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat, he modified to No. 6 after which returned to No. 23 upon his return to (*23*) in 2014.
After James settled on a transfer to L.A. in the summertime of 2018, he elected to keep on with No. 23 with the Lakers.
Coincidentally sufficient, it seems that James’ resolution to return to a No. 6 jersey is at the very least tangentially tied to the approaching launch of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” this summer time.
As James and the Lakers embark upon a crucial offseason, the celebrity additionally made it clear that the bitter finish to the group’s difficult season has left him even hungrier than normal amid the frustration. In a current Instagram publish, James promised “vengeance” upon the NBA whereas sharing footage from the blockbuster movie “Gladiator.”