LeBron James Asks Fans on Instagram What Number He Should Wear with Cavaliers

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJuly 18, 2014

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Stay with what works? Or return to an old classic?

While it appeared LeBron James planned to continue wearing No. 6 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the matter may not be decided.

James posted a picture to Instagram on Friday morning asking fans which jersey he should wear for his homecoming.

The 29-year-old forward captioned the picture, "6 or 23?……"

What do you think?

For multiple reasons, I'm saying No. 6.

First and foremost, the LeBron James of now is not the same guy who left Cleveland in 2010.

Cavaliers fans need to come to grips with the fact that things have changed, James has changed and this homecoming, while nice, is not going to be the same as before.

It's a new era, and it should be treated as such.

The biggest reason, however, is that no one wants to see a bunch of doughy college students stuffing themselves into youth-XL jerseys.

The city of Cleveland has had enough boons for one summer. Being able to cram their bodies into mothballed No. 23 jerseys and act like they weren't all cursing James' name four years ago is a luxury they haven't yet earned.

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Go with No. 6, LeBron. It's the smart branding choice. It's the businessman's choice. After all, the return to Cleveland—while warm and gooey with nostalgia—is a businessman's move.

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