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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

Anthony Davis announces he will wear jersey No. 3 with Lakers

Anthony Davis announces he will wear jersey No. 3 with Lakers Anthony Davis announced on Instagram Friday night that he will wear jersey No. 3 with the Los Angeles Lakers in the upcoming season. Davis has worn No. 23 throughout his NBA career, but that is LeBron James’ number on the Lakers. LeBron was initially planning to give Davis the number and switch to No. 6, which he wore during his time with the Miami Heat. However, we learned on Friday night that Nike would not approve the change because of the heavy financial cost due to the supply of existing LeBron jerseys that the company has manufactured with No. 23. Davis, whose Instagram handle features No.

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.

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.

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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Magic Johnson thinks LeBron James is primed for a major season. Magic sent some Los Angeles Lakers-related tweets on Saturday, the day Anthony Davis was introduced at a press conference. He talked up Davis: Laker Nation, the @Lakers introduced superstar Anthony Davis today. Not only is he one of the top five players in the world, he has a great personality and high basketball IQ. We as Lakers fans should be excited! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2019 He praised LeBron for attending the presser: LeBron James showed us why he is the leader in all sports by showing up and supporting his teammate Anthony Davis’s press conference today.

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