LeBron James exchanging shirt number from 6 back to 23 'keeping in mind Bill Russell'

Once more LeBron James is changing his pullover number.

The Lakers star will get back to No. 23, the number he wore his initial three seasons in Los Angeles, after he brandished No. 6 the beyond two seasons.

"It's LeBron's choice," his representative, Rich Paul, told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

The NBA last August declared it would resign No. 6 association wide out of appreciation for Bill Russell, the exploring social equality champion and Boston Celtics legend who came out on top for 11 NBA championships. Players who were at that point wearing No. 6, like James, could keep on doing as such. In any case, James, himself one of the best players in NBA history, is currently rolling out the improvement back to No. 23 "keeping in mind Bill Russell," per Paul.
James had demonstrated to ESPN in September that he was pondering a change after the 2022-23 season, yet entirely said wearing No. 6 for another mission "is a big deal to me."

He gets back to No. 23, the number he wore when he broke into the association with the Cleveland Cavaliers as the primary pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The NBA's unequaled driving scorer changed to No. 6 when he joined the Miami Intensity in 2010, however got back to No. 23 for his second stretch in Cleveland beginning in 2014. At the point when he joined the Lakers in 2018, he kept No. 23 preceding changing back to No. 6 of every 2021.

Contributing: Jeff Zillgitt

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