LeBron James’ Number Change Shocks Fans
The player previously wore this number at three different Olympic Games, as well as during the four seasons he played with the Miami Heat. James has donned the famous number 23 for most of his career, including during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and most recently, during his three years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Why Change Vest Numbers?
There are a number of reasons that could have led LeBron James to making the decision to change his vest numbers. For one, the move from number 23 to number 6 may be a signal of his intention to cement his own legacy – one that is separate to Michael Jordan’s. This may be a particularly pressing issue for James as his career comes to an end. However, James is reigniting the iconic movie Space Jam that was made famous by Michael Jordan in the ‘90s.
This comes as a disappointing basketball season comes to an end for LeBron James. His team, the LA Lakers, were unceremoniously eliminated from the NBA playoffs last week. This followed a first-round loss against the Phoenix Suns, four games to two. This marked the first time in 15 attempts that a team with LeBron James in its line-up has failed to progress past the opening round of the playoffs.
What’s Next For LeBron James?
Fans of LeBron James were shocked to find out that the player has ruled himself out of competing for Team USA in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. This is in order to allow his body a period for rest as he focuses on filming Space Jam: A New Legacy. This hotly anticipated sequel to the original movie released in 1996 starred none other than Michael Jordan himself.
While many fans are shocked at James’ decision to change vest numbers in the middle of his career, he is certainly not the first player to do so. Kobe Bryant, the late basketball legend, wore the number 8 before switching to the iconic number 24 later in his career.
Only time will tell if James’ number 6 is the lucky charm he needs to add another championship ring to his impressive collection.