LeBron James, perhaps the NBA's brightest superstar, is enjoying his first season as the league's Most Valuable Player, and is the focal point of a Cleveland Cavaliers team that may be the odds-on favorites to capture the NBA championship next month.
Though just 24-years-old, James has been in the national spotlight since he was 16, and has taken the league by storm. Having just completed his sixth full-season in the league, James' career numbers are staggering: 27.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game.
LeBron is built like Karl Malone but possesses athleticism on the level of Michael Jordan, making him essentially impossible to guard.
First of all, the NBA should retire Jordan's No. 23 throughout the entire NBA, much like baseball with Jackie Robinson (42) and hockey with Wayne Gretzky (99). Unfortunately, this seems highly unlikely to happen.
The point is, LeBron James is unlike any player we've ever seen before. He can be described as a mix between Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan. His jersey number should be unique, and something that he can be remembered with on his own, much like Kobe Bryant's 24 (and formerly No. 8).
LeBron, you're not MJ, it's time to get your own identity.
Let's check out the options and see what LeBron could go with.