Report: LeBron James Plans to Change Jersey Numbers


March 2, 2010

CLEVELAND — The Plain Dealer is reporting that LeBron James has filed paperwork with the NBA to change his uniform number.

James tells the Cleveland newspaper that he will switch from No. 23 to No. 6, the number he wore with the U.S. Olympic team.

James said in November he was considering the change out of respect to Michael Jordan, who wore No. 23. Paperwork had to be filed this week to request a number change for next season.

James first mentioned his desire to make the switch back in November, saying, "There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade if there wasn't Michael Jordan first. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23."

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