Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James will switch his jersey number from No. 23 back to No. 6 next season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Wednesday afternoon. James had hinted at switching back from No. 23, having stated that no one else should be allowed to wear the number in honor of Michael Jordan. James plans on switching back to No. 6 after the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16th. Shams also reports that Anthony Davis plans on keeping his jersey number the same at No. 3 for the Lakers next season.
This is somewhat of a big deal if you’re a sports memorabilia junky. LeBron No. 23 Lakers jerseys may end up being a commodity, so getting your hands on one now would be a good idea if you’re into that sort of thing. Here’s a first look of the No. 6 Lakers jersey via Shams:
First look: LeBron James will change his Lakers jersey number to No. 6 next season after donning the number in his new movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” pic.twitter.com/VZksn1qVCy— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 9, 2021