Lakers News: LeBron James Suggests He'll Wear No. 6 Jersey in Cryptic Tweet

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans fight for position during a game on December 21, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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LeBron James has worn the No. 23 for the majority of his 16-year NBA career, but as the Los Angeles Lakers are set to acquire six-time All-Star Anthony Davis, the King has reportedly decided to give up his number for his new teammate.

And it appears as though the four-time NBA MVP could be making the move back to No. 6.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Thursday afternoon that James will be "gifting" Davis the No. 23. Haynes noted that the Lakers superstar had not settled on a new number, though No. 6 was the expected choice.

Hours later, James took to social media to post a cryptic message that may have confirmed his new number:

LeBron James @KingJames


Jared Gross @deraj_6

Bron going with 6️⃣ https://t.co/1s6yJ6m1IM

In other words, this may soon be a reality:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

AD is taking 23. Is No. 6 Bron back? https://t.co/weGep0o7hY

James has sported the No. 23 for 12 years, spanning his entire Cleveland Cavaliers career and the first season of his Lakers stint. Meanwhile, he wore No. 6 during his four-year run with the Miami Heat and has also worn the number with USA Basketball.

Two of James' three NBA championships came while wearing the No. 6 as did his two Olympic gold medals. He is four-for-four in reaching the NBA Finals while wearing No. 6, winning a pair of league MVP awards and Finals MVPs in the process.

Given his first year in purple and gold featured him missing out on the postseason for the first time since 2005, this could be a welcomed change.


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