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Report: LeBron James to go from No. 23 to No. 6 next season


(NEW YORK) — LeBron James’ uniform will reportedly look a bit different next season.

Citing a team source, ESPN reports the Los Angeles Lakers forward will go from wearing No. 23 on his uniform to No. 6 for the 2021-22 season.

James is no stranger to the number 6. He wore it while playing for Team USA and later during his time with the Miami Heat.

He had intended to switch back to No. 6 when the Lakers acquired forward Anthony Davis in 2019 but Nike was against the number exchange due to concerns that millions of dollars’ worth of inventory would potentially be wasted, according to ESPN.

Davis, who wears No. 3 with the Lakers, wore No. 23 while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, formerly known as the Hornets. The team source tells ESPN Davis will not be switching his uniform number once 23 becomes available.

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