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SportSources: Anthony Davis wearing LeBron's No. 23 with Lakers on hold

03:56  13 july  2019
03:56  13 july  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

LeBron announces new jersey number, Davis gets No. 23

LeBron announces new jersey number, Davis gets No. 23 Those Los Angeles Lakers fans who bought LeBron James No. 23 jerseys will have to get in line again. It was reported earlier on Thursday that King James will give up that number to new teammate Anthony Davis. James confirmed said report Thursday evening on Twitter, noting that he’ll go back to the No. 6 jersey that defined his four-year tenure with the Miami Heat. ⁶— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019 Dating back to high school, those are the only four seasons that Mr. James has not donned the No. 23 jersey, which paid homage to GOAT Michael Jordan.

Davis , 26, has worn No . 23 throughout his entire seven-year NBA career as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. James has worn No. 6 with the Miami Heat and No . 23 with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. It is unclear what number James will select for the 2019-20 season, sources said.

LOS ANGELES — Lakers superstar LeBron James is gifting Anthony Davis his No . 23 , league sources told Yahoo Sports. The league has been notified of the pending jersey change, sources said. Davis , 26, has worn No . 23 throughout his entire seven-year NBA career as a member of the New

Sources: Anthony Davis wearing LeBron's No. 23 with Lakers on hold© Provided by Oath Inc. It appears the Anthony Davis-LeBron James number change is on hold. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James’ plan to give Anthony Davis his uniform number will be postponed until next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

James had wanted to give his new Los Angeles Lakers teammate the No. 23 — which Davis had worn for his entire career in New Orleans — for the 2019-20 season.

When the Lakers inquired with the league about the jersey change, they were informed the March 15 deadline had past, sources close to the situation told Yahoo Sports. However, the league would have allowed it if the team were able to work it out with Nike, the manufacturer of the jersey, sources said.

In first public comments since Lakers trade, Anthony Davis says 'titles' are 'only thing' on his mind

In first public comments since Lakers trade, Anthony Davis says 'titles' are 'only thing' on his mind It’s all about championships now for Anthony Davis. Davis, after a rocky 2018-19 season that featured a messy public trade request from the New Orleans Pelicans, got his wish: a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. The trade won’t become official until Saturday, but Davis is already in Los Angeles getting used to life as LeBron James’ teammate. Davis made his first public comments since the trade to the Los Angeles Times over the weekend. He wouldn’t get into specifics about the move until the transaction is made official by the league, but he made it clear what his mindset is moving forward.

LeBron James has decided to hang up wearing number 23 and pass it along to his new teammate Anthony Yahoo Sources : Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gifting new teammate Anthony Davis LeBron giving up 23 to please Davis is also a solid move before heading into the new season.

Davis wore No . 23 in each of his seven years with the Pelicans before being traded to the Lakers on June 15. He donned the same number in his lone season at Kentucky. And on Instagram Thursday, James made a post that seemed to hint at him going back to No. 6 now that No . 23 belongs to Davis .

But due to production issues and the massive financial hit Nike would have absorbed from the No. 23 James inventory that’s already been produced, Nike could not accommodate the request for this season, sources said.

Out of consideration for fans who already purchased James’ jersey and to avoid distractions for a team competing for a championship, the Lakers star will bypass seeking the number change for this season.

Davis can hit free agency next summer because he holds a player option for the 2020-21 season.

James was expected to switch back to No. 6, which he wore when he was a member of the Miami Heat.

Davis is scheduled to hold his Lakers introductory news conference Saturday.

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